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By  Nick Georgandis

Their record might look pretty ugly to the rest of the WTT, but 5-8 is suiting the Boston Lobsters just fine right about now.

Boston defeated Philadelphia 22-18 to move a game ahead of both the Freedoms and the New York Sportimes into sole possession of second place in the Eastern Conference with one day left in the regular season.

Boston can clinch the second and final Eastern Conference playoff seed if it defeats front-running Washington on Wednesday, or it Philadelphia defeats New York.
In the even that New York defeats Philadelphia and Washington knocks off Boston, New York would advance into the post-season.

On Tuesday night, Boston fell behind Philadephia 5-2 after men's singles, then won the next four matches in a row, with mixed doubles squad Eric Butorac and Amir Weintraub clinching the win 5-4 over Philadelphia's Jordan Kerr and Samuel Groth.

New York had no answer for Boston's big win, falling to Washington 23-15. The Kastles won the first four sets, and were ahead 15-7 after mixed doubles and the two singles events had concluded.
The Kastles improved to a WTT best 11-2 with the victory.

In the lone Western Conference match of the night, Springfield locked up the conference title and the No. 1 playoff seed by defeating Sacramento 22-17. The Lasers (9-4) will host second-place Texas on Thursday for the right to advance to the championship.
The loss dropped Sacramento, last year's Western Conference champion, to 5-8.