Thursday, March 30, 2023

Tennis Premier League: Hyderabad Strikers beats Mumbai Leon Military to win title

Conny Perrin was at her fluent greatest as Hyderabad Strikers beat Mumbai Leon Military 41-32 to emerge champion within the fourth version of Tennis Premier League on the Balewadi Stadium on Sunday night time.

With rain inflicting a delay within the semifinals, the full of life occasion culminated near midnight, a lot to the jubilation of Hyderabad which was ably served by Sriram Balaji and Niki Poonacha as nicely.

Conny received her singles 13-7 in opposition to Akanksha Nitture, who got here instead of Valeriya Strakhova. Ramkumar Ramanathan bridged the hole for Mumbai by beating Niki Poonacha 12-8.

Nonetheless, Conny and Balaji mixed well to outwit Akanksha and Jeevan 13-7. That meant Hyderabad wanted solely seven factors within the males’s doubles to seal victory, whereas Mumbai wanted 14 factors from the duo of Ramkumar and Jeevan. Niki positioned a crisp volley to shut the competition 7-6. Hyderabad thus efficiently defended its crown received final yr.

Mumbai had executed very nicely to scrape by way of the semifinals earlier in opposition to Bengaluru Spartans, successful the final level, for a 41-39 triumph.

The champion group was introduced ten lakh rupees and the runner-up, 5 lakh. Conny Perrin was declared the “player of the match” within the remaining, whereas the honour went to Sriram Balaji and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan within the two semifinals.

The concurrently held TPL Plus occasion, a platform for the juniors, witnessed Mumbai Leon Military rising the champion.

The outcomes: Remaining: Hyderabad Strikers bt Mumbai Leon Military 41-32 (Conny Perrin bt Akanksha NItture 13-7; Niki Poonacha misplaced to Ramkumar Ramanathan 8-12; Conny & Sriram Balaji bt Akanksha & Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan 13-7; Poonacha & Balaji bt Ramkumar & Jeevan 7-6).

Semifinals: Hyderabad Strikers bt Chennai Stallions 48-32 (Conny Perrin tied with Ekaterina Kazionova 10-10; Poonacha bt Mathias Bourgue 13-7; Conny & Balaji bt Kazionova & Anirudh Chandrashekhar 13-7; Poonacha & Balaji bt Bourgue & Anirudh 12-8).

Mumbai Leon Military bt Bengaluru Spartans 41-39 (Akanksha Nitture misplaced to Karman Thandi 7-13; Ramkumar bt Sidharth Rawat 11-9; Akanksha & Jeevan bt Vishnu Vardhan & Karman 12-8; Ramkumar & Jeevan bt Vishnu & Sidharth 11-9).

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