Washington Kastles coach Murphy Jensen and team owner Mark Ein.
FEDERAL TRIANGLE --
Just hours before they boarded a private jet headed to Charleston, South Carolina for the World TeamTennis
Championship, the still undefeated Washington Kastles
enjoyed a last minute send-off party teaming with supportive fans on Wednesday night.
Held on the expansive patio of recently opened Del Frisco’s Grille
in the Federal Triangle, yesterday’s invitation-only celebration invited season ticket holders to mingle with the team and a select group of notables in advance of the weekend’s competition.
Kastles player Leander Paes and Gene Sperling.
Among those spotted congratulating Kastles owner Mark Ein
and coach Murphy Jensen
were Gene Sperling
, Director of the National Economic Council, and Events DC Managing Director Eric Moses
Simultaneously, players Leander Paes
, Arina Rodionova
, and Anastasia Rodionova
were mobbed with photo requests and questions by eager fans and reporters.
Players Arina Rodionova and Anastasia Rodionova.
Between smiles, guests feasted on some of Del Frisco’s top-rated hearty fare, including signature flatbread sandwiches and chicken dumplings.
The Kastles now boast a historic 30 match winning streak – one of the longest in U.S. professional sports history. Only the Los Angeles Lakers hold a higher record during their 1971-1972 season.
when the team brings home the King Trophy next week, it will mark its third championship win in four years.
Good luck Kastles! Keep refusing to lose…