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Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Two years ago the Washington Kastles of World Team Tennis topped the Kansas City Explorers in overtime. The Kastles havent lost since and are now approaching quite a milestone. When you hear people talk about the "Big Three" in basketball, your mind might wander to South Beach and the Miami Heats terrific triumvirate of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. The two-time reigning champs stars have nothing on the trio of Wilt Chamberlain, Gail Goodrich and the logo himself, Jerry West, however. Those were the headliners of one of the most famous professional sports teams of all-time, the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers. Wilts "Lake Show" won a then-record 69 games and the NBA championship but perhaps the biggest accomplishment was the No. 33 -- as in 33 consecutive victories, a number which has held up for 41 years as the longest run in American professional sports history. WTT might not possess the same kind of cachet as the NBA but its the Kastles that stand on the precipice of finally matching and perhaps surpassing that legendary group of Lakers. "Its a huge deal not only for World Team Tennis but to Washington D.C. and everyone who fought to get us to this point," Kastles star Bobby Reynolds told The Sports Network. "I never thought (the Lakers record) was attainable and now that we are staring at 33, Im looking forward it." Led by Venus Williams, the Kastles have posted back-to-back perfect seasons to drive their current winning streak to 32 and counting as Mondays 2013 season opener against the New York Sportimes looms. In the 37-year history of WTT, no team had ever finished a season with a perfect record until the Kastles completed their undefeated run in 2011 before duplicating that with an unblemished campaign in 2012. In addition to Venus, the main contributors during Washingtons run have been Reynolds, international doubles sensation Leander Paes and Anastasia Rodionova, who competed for Australia in the 2012 Olympic Games. The 2013 Kastles, who are in search of their third consecutive WTT crown, boast 51 Grand Slam titles and 206 ATP and WTA tournament championships. Things havent been all peaches and cream for the Kastles during the streak, though. Washington has won seven matches by just one game, earned eight overtime victories, and saved 10 match points throughout the course of their historic run. Theyve been tested. "I think we have faced 10 or 11 match points over the past 32 matches, Reynolds said. "We played New York when Venus was down by five games to (Martina) Hingis and as much as you have confidence in Venus, I had come to accept it (the streak) was over. (Venus) just turned it on." One more triumph against the Sportimes would match the 71-72 Lakers all-time mark and make the following nights clash against the Boston Lobsters the possible record-breaker. Both of those matchups are set for Kastles Stadium at The Wharf, the intimate waterfront venue which has become the beltways house of horrors for the opposition. "Our crowd is unbelievable," Reynolds said. "They scream, yell and dance. Waive their placards. Its all about getting the fans into matches and we have been able to get them excited." Washington is 14-0 all-time at Kastles Stadium, where the streak began on July 5, 2011 with that triumph over the Explorers. Fast forward 733 days and history, along with one of sports most enduring records, awaits. "Its tough to describe," Reynolds said when thinking about the accomplishment. "As a professional athlete you know at different times there will be different types of pressure. 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WACO, Texas -- With its work in the classroom finished for the semester, No. 4 Baylor was ready to focus on basketball Wednesday night.The Bears had taken an 11-day break for final exams, but they didnt show any rust with five players scoring in double figures, led by Johnathan Motleys 20 points and 10 rebounds, in an 89-59 victory over Southern.Coming off finals, youre always worried, Is the team going to be focused? Are they going to have their legs? Are they going to come out and not be ready to go? Baylor coach Scott Drew said. And we got out to a great start and got separation early. And then, did a good job of maintaining that.The Bears (9-0) hadnt played since a 76-61 win over then-No. 7 Xavier on Dec. 3, but opened on an 11-0 run and scored 15 of the games first 18 points. They turned 11 first-half Southern turnovers into 20 points on the other end.Jared Sam and Shawn Prudhomme scored 24 points each to lead Southern (4-6). They combined to shoot 18 for 27 from the field, but the rest of the Jaguars combined to make five field goals.We finally got Shawn and Jared going, but that was mostly in the second half, Southern coach Roman Banks said. In the first half we had no rhythm. In the second half, we cut it to 19 and we missed a couple layups. That was our last true run at that point.Ishmail Wainright helped Baylor with 14 points and five steals, Al Freeman put in 14 points and Jo Lual-Acuil and King McClure went for 10 apiece. Manu Lecomte and Jake Lindsay both had eight assists for Baylor.Early in the second half, we tried to make some spectacular plays instead of making the easy plays, Drew said. And we want to make sure were operating mmore efficiently, but I think the guys just wanted to excite the crowd a little bit.dddddddddddd The big thing is we were pretty consistent the entire night defensively, holding them to 59 points. And 22 assists on 36 made field goals was very impressive.BIG PICTURESouthern: Prudhomme and Sam came up big for the Jaguars against their toughest opponent to date. If they can find others to help them out, they should be a team to reckon with during SWAC play.Baylor: The Bears have shown a mix of size and athleticism during their perfect start, and both of those were bolstered Wednesday with the addition of Nuni Omot, a 6-foot-9 swingman. Omot missed the first eight games because of an issue with his credits transferring, but scored eight points in his debut.(Omot brings) length, incredible athleticism, the ability to stretch the floor because he shoots the ball so well at 6-9, Motley said. Hes just an awesome athlete. Hell add more athleticism than we already have. Hell add length to our defensive lineup. 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