Gurgaon Sapphires have been topped champions of the fourth version of the Pro Tennis League (PTL) on the RK Khanna Stadium in New Delhi on Sunday. With the win, the Sapphires joined Meerut Stag Babolat Yoddhas, Proveri Supersmashers and Team Radiant in lifting the trophy.
Gurgaon Sapphires beat Paramount Proec Tigers 93-72 within the last wanting simply six issues within the decisive males’s doubles contest. Earlier, they’d overwhelmed Meerut Stag Babolat Yoddhas, 93-82, within the semi-final. Meanwhile, the Paramount Proec Tigers had discovered themselves within the summit conflict on the expense of the DMG Delhi Crusaders through an agonizing unmarried level (92–93).
Gurgaon Sapphires, who had made the second one leg of the contest through simply two issues, have been acutely aware of the significance of creating each and every shot depend. And it was once the case within the identify conflict as neatly.
Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri made his revel in on the best stage depend in beating Karan Singh within the males’s singles fit 19-11. And then, the combo of Faisal Qamar and Nitin Okay Sinha have been some distance too just right for Vishnu Vardhan and Shivang Bhatnagar to clinch the fit 7-13.
It intended Sapphires wanted all of six issues within the ultimate fit, a males’s doubles, to get their arms at the trophy. Team of Malek Jaziri and VM Ranjeet pass there with sheer ease as Vishnu Vardhan and Karan Singh desperately attempted to play catch up.
But prior to them, the ladies’s avid gamers for Sapphires — Mahika Khanna (subsequent gen), Sharmada Balu (girls’s singles) and Sharmada Balu and Mahika Khanna (girls’s doubles) — triumphed 8-7, 13-7 and 9-6 to place the Sapphires in a dominant place.
“Happy to win the PTL, to have the team to get the job done. Everyone in the team played their part. Great job by Adi (Aditya Khanna) and Ashish (Khanna) for organizing this tournament and I’m happy to be here in India. Sharmada (Balu) played very well today but everyone did, that’s why we won,” stated Jaziri after the fit.
Paramount Proec Tigers co-owner Manav Modi known the significance of the ladies’s avid gamers some of the Gurgaon Sapphires that swung the way in which of the general. “It was incredible. First year for this team and the fact that we’ve reached this year, is an incredible achievement. The semi-final was a nailbiter and it was incredible. In the final, we got outplayed by the Sapphires and they did a great job. Their women’s team was very strong and that changed the game for them,” he stated.
“If you see the format, the next gen players get the exposure at the top level and that is a chance for them to showcase their talent,” he added at the significance of the league.