Ankita Raina performed a sterling function in guiding Gujarat Panthers to a 45-35 victory over Mumbai Leon within the Tennis Premier League on the Balewadi Stadium on Wednesday.
Ankita opened with a 13-7 victory over Valeriya Strakhova. She later partnered with Divij Sharan for a 12-8 vicory over Strakhova and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, within the match performed on 20-point format.
With a complete of 80 factors unfold over two matches, Manish Sureshkumar additionally pulled his weight properly for Panthers, as he saved shut for a 11th of September rating in opposition to Ramkumar Ramanathan after which partnered Divij for a 11-9 win over Jeevan and Ramkumar.
Each level counts, and it will likely be the entire variety of factors from the three league matches that can resolve the semifinalists.
Within the opening match, Delhi Binny’s Brigade tied 40-40 with host Pune Jaguars, after Sowjanya Bavisetti had given a vibrant begin with a 12-8 victory over Rutuja Bhosale. Arjun Kadhe, and later Rutuja in partnership with Vijay Sundar Prashanth gained the lead for Pune. Nonetheless, Siddhant Banthia and Mohamed Dougaz drew parity by profitable the final rubber 11-9 in opposition to Arjun and Vijay.
Within the third match of the day, the all-foreign staff of Punjab Tigers with Diana Marcinkevica, Denis Istomin and Malek Jaziri was tamed by Bengaluru Spartans 47-33, thanks primarily to the inspiring 13-7 victory of the “player of the match” Sidharth Rawat over Istomin.
The outcomes (league):
Bengaluru Spartans bt Punjab Tigers 47-33 (Karman Thandi tied with Diana Marcinkevica 10-10; Sidharth Rawat bt Denis Istomin 13-7; Karman & Vishnu Vardhan bt Diana & Malek Jaziri 11-9; Sidharth & Vishnu bt Istomin & Jaziri 13-7).
Gujarat Panthers bt Mumbai Leon 45-35 (Ankita Raina bt Valeriya Strakhova 13-7; Manish Sureshkumar misplaced to Ramkumar Ramanathan 11th of September; Divij sharan & Ankita bt Strakhova & Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan 12-8; Manish & Divij bt Jeevan & Ramkumar 11-9).
Delhi Binny’s Brigade tied with Pune Jaguars 40-40 (Sowjanya Bavisetti bt Rutuja Bhosale 12-8; Mohamed Dougaz misplaced to Arjun Kadhe 11th of September; Sowjanya & Siddhant Banthia misplaced to Rutuja & Vijay Sundar Prashanth 8-12; Banthia & Dougaz bt Arjun & Vijay 11-9).