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When Kastles Collide - History of Kastle vs. Kastle Matches On Tour

November 19, 2012 - World TeamTennis (WTT) Washington Kastles

Few situations in sports are more difficult than taking on a teammate, but the 2012 Washington Kastles have grown accustomed to it.

Leander Paes, Treat Huey and Raquel Kops-Jones tangled in mixed doubles at the 2012 US Open, while Arina Rodionova and Edina Gallovits-Hall met twice recently on the ITF Women's Circuit.

The chemistry of the Kastles in WTT play was remarkable considering that Washington players have been opponents in 77 different matches on the pro tennis tour, including at all four Grand Slams.

Now you can review every Kastle vs. Kastle match in singles, doubles and mixed at WashingtonKastles.com.

With a 6-3 mark, Paes owns the highest winning percentage among Washington players in head-to-head matches with teammates.

Serena and Venus Williams come in second and fourth respectively, though they would be higher were it not for their back-and-forth rivalry. Younger sister Serena is 13-10 in singles and 0-1 in mixed doubles against Venus.

H2H RANK KASTLE RECORD PCT.

1 Leander Paes 6-3 0.667

2 Serena Williams 20-11 0.645

3 Anastasia Rodionova 17-12 0.586

4 Venus Williams 18-13 0.581

5 Treat Huey 4-5 0.444

6 Edina Gallovits-Hall 8-11 0.421

7 Bobby Reynolds 3-5 0.375

8 Raquel Kops-Jones 6-16 0.273

9 Arina Rodionova 2-6 0.250

10 Murphy Jensen 0-1 0.000

Here's a sneak peak at what else you'll find at WashingtonKastles.com:

-- Paes met the man who would become his Kastles coach when he and Mahesh Bhupathi took on Murphy Jensen and his older brother Luke Jensen at the Cincinnati ATP Masters 1000 event in 2001. The Indians won 6-7(3), 6-0, 6-1 en route to the title.

-- Venus is 7-0 all-time against her Kastles teammates not named Serena, who is 7-0 against teammates not named Venus. Paes is 6-0 against teammates not named Williams.

-- Venus eliminated Paes in the mixed doubles quarterfinals of Wimbledon in 1998 and 2006, while Serena knocked him out of the second round of mixed doubles at the 1998 French Open. Paes is 0-6 in sets against the Williams sisters.

-- The Williams sisters have played 13 tiebreakers during their head-to-head rivalry. Each time, the winner of the tiebreaker has gone on to win the match.

-- Bobby Reynolds spoiled the homecoming of Huey, a University of Virginia alum, by beating the ex-Cavalier 6-3, 6-4 in singles at the Charlottesville ATP Challenger in 2010.

-- Huey and Reynolds have played six times in doubles, with Huey holding a 4-2 edge. Oddly enough, both Kastles have had six different partners during their doubles rivalry.

-- Anastasia Rodionova and Kops-Jones have met eight times in the opening round of a women's doubles draw, and 12 times overall. Rodionova leads the head-to-head 10-2.

-- Arina Rodionova lost to her older sister in the singles second round of the Las Vegas ITF event in September and the doubles semifinals of the Estoril WTA event in 2007. Anastasia Rodionova and Andrea Ehritt-Vanc went on to win the Estoril title.

-- Gallovits-Hall pushed Venus to three sets in the singles semifinals of the Acapulco WTA event in 2010. Venus went on to win the title.

-- Kops-Jones and Natalie Grandin defeated Gallovits-Hall and a 16-year-old Caroline Wozniacki 7-6(5), 6-2 in the doubles first round of the Las Vegas ITF tournament in 2007.

Warm Up with NEW Washington Kastles Winter Wear

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, with winds picking up and temperatures dipping down. But never fear, Kastles fans.

When you're walking the streets of Greater Washington, you can show off your Kastles pride and stay warm at the same time!

The following five long-sleeve items commemorate the Washington Kastles' historic winning streak and are available now at KastlesGear.com. Check a Kastles fan off your holiday shopping list and get your jacket, hoodie or pullover today!

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Nike Women's Pullover

Color: Black

Sizes: S, M, L

Cost: $60

American Apparel Hoodie

Colors: Red, Blue

Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL

Cost: $45

Nike Dri-Fit Jacket

Color: Black

Sizes: S, M, L, XL

Cost: $75

Long-Sleeve Playoff Shirt

Color: White

Sizes: S, M, L, XL

Cost: $30

Join the 2013 Kastles as a Seasonal Employee or Intern!

It takes more than talented players and a savvy coach to form a successful sports franchise. The three-time World TeamTennis champion Washington Kastles are looking to round-out their tremendous team with five seasonal positions and 10 internships now posted on TeamWorkOnline.com.

The Kastles can jump start your career in the tennis industry with opportunities available in ticketing, site development, game operations, communications, marketing and other areas.

You could be writing a game presentation script for the home opener, promoting our matches at community events, posting content on the Kastles' Facebook page or helping negotiate major sponsorship deals!

A full list of open positions can be found below. Detailed job descriptions are available by clicking the respective links for each position.

Applications are being accepted online only through TeamWorkOnline.com. If you have any questions, please E-mail Jobs@WashingtonKastles.com.

2013 SEASONAL POSITIONS

Ticket Sales & Analysis Director

Ticket Sales Coordinator

Site Development & Programming

Gameday Operations Coordinator

Group Ticket Sales Representative (2 Positions)

2013 INTERNSHIPS

Communications Internship

Graphic Design Internship (Spring)

Grassroots Marketing Internships (Multiple Positions)

Marketing & Branding Internship (Spring)

Marketing & Branding Internship (Summer)

Merchandise Internship

Sponsorship Internship (Spring)

Sponsorship Internship (Summer)

Street Team Coordinator Internship

Volunteer Coordinator Internship

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