Kastles adjust to life without Olympians, still end up with another victory

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Team tennis is something the players wait for every year with great anticipation.

“I say it all the time: I would play team tennis all year-round if I could,” said Reynolds. “Hopefully [Kastles owner] Mark [Ein] will take World Team Tennis all year round, then I won’t have to play anymore on the tour.”

One of Jensen’s fondest coaching memories was just before he took the reins of the Kastles. He had a conversation with Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda and took something away from it that he’ll never forget.

“I asked him, ‘What’s the secret to being a great coach and having a great team?,’ said Jansen. “He said, ‘If you get your team to care about one another and to love one another, I guarantee you success.’ That’s exactly the culture I try to instill into the Kastles family.”

Notes

• Newcomers Kops-Jones and Gallovits-Hall had a rough first match together as they lost 5-2 in women’s doubles. Gallovits-Hall, however, won her singles match 5-3.

• The Kastles have already clinched the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference Championship that will be held Sept. 14 in Charleston, S.C.

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