NEWPORT BEACH — Anne Keothavong doubled over and screamed in frustration.
Two points later, Marie-Eve Pelletier kicked a tennis ball into the club seats to her right.
It was only early in the second set of Saturday night's World Team Tennis match, but already the Newport Beach Breakers were way behind the Sacramento Capitals. If the tight WTT schedule hasn't made the team weary, a six-match losing streak might do the trick.
The sixth straight loss was the 22-11 overtime setback to the Capitals at The Tennis Club Newport Beach. It dealt a big blow to the playoff hopes of the Breakers, who need to finish in the top two in the five-team Western Conference to advance to the conference finals July 23 in Charleston, S.C.
With four matches left in the regular season, Newport Beach (3-7) fell to last place, three matches behind first-place Sacramento (6-4). Kansas City (5-4), St. Louis (5-5) and Springfield (4-6) are also ahead of the Breakers.