Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Professional Tennis League 2022: Gurgaon Sapphires beats Delhi Crusaders, pips Lucknow Aviators to semifinal spot

The previous world No. 42, Malek Jaziri of Tunisia labored his magic within the climax as Gurgaon Sapphires made the semifinals with a 98-87 victory over DMG Delhi Crusaders within the Professional Tennis League on the RK Khanna Stadium on Saturday.

With a transparent goal of 97 required to succeed in the semifinals forward of Lucknow Aviators, which had provide you with a strong efficiency in recording a 103-82 victory over Proveri Supersmashers, Gurgaon was struggling at 46-44 earlier than the final three of the 9 rubbers.

Malek Jaziri beat Niki Poonacha 20-10 to get the precious factors on the board for the staff. Anirudh Chandrashekar and Neeraj Yashpaul gained the penultimate rubber 12-8 in opposition to VM Ranjeet and Faisal Qamar for Delhi.

Within the final rubber that carried 30 factors, Delhi wanted six factors and Gurgaon 14. Within the occasion, Niki and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan tied 15-15 in opposition to Ranjeet and Jaziri in a memorable climax for each the groups, and presumably a nightmare for Lucknow, for which Sriram Balaji, Adil Kalyanpur and Madhwin Kamath had performed their hearts out, after Siddharth Vishwakarma, Sravya Shivani, Diva Bhatia and Pradeep Pant had carried out their half.

Each level counts within the format, and it was the full factors gained by the three groups from the three league matches that powered them to the knockout stage.

Lucknow had no luck after scoring 282 factors, as Delhi (292) and Gurgaon (284) overtook it in a heady climax to the league section.

Within the different group, Stag Babolat Yoddhas beat Paramount Proec Tigers 95-90 within the final league match, however each the groups certified with 285 factors, forward of Sankara (268) and Bangalore Challengers (272). Yoddhas topped the group on the idea of beating Tigers.

Within the semifinals on Sunday, Delhi will play Paramount whereas Gurgaon will play Yoddhas. The winners will meet within the remaining later within the day.


Group-A: Stag Babolat Yoddhas bt Paramount Proec Tigers 95-90. Gurgaon Sapphires bt DMG Delhi Crusaders 98-87.

Group-B: Bangalore Challengers bt Jodhpur Sankara 95-90. Lucknow Aviators bt Proveri Supersmashers 103-82.

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