Dennis Novak and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan get it right for Delhi Binny’s Brigade

Dennis Novak and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan shone bright for Delhi Binny’s Brigade.
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Dennis Novak played his part well, especially along with Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, to help Delhi Binny’s Brigade to a 42-38 victory over Pune Jaguars in the fifth edition of the Tennis Premier League at the Shiv Chatrapati Sports Complex on Tuesday.

The 30-year-old Novak, ranked 165, won his singles match against Lucas Rosol 13-7, before partering Jeevan for a thrilling 11-9 victory over Lucas and Rithvik Bollipalli.

Diana Marcinkevica had done well for Pune to win the singles 12-8 against Sahaja Yamalapalli, and had tied the mixed doubles 10-10 in partnership with Rithvik, against Sahaja and Jeevan. 

Two-time champion Hyderabad Strikers lost 46-34 to Bengal Wizards, thanks mainly to the electrifying game of Sriram Balaji who won his singles 16-4 against Niki Poonacha and the doubles 15-5 along with Anirudh Chandrasekar against Niki and Saketh Myneni.

Conny Perrin and Digvijay Pratap Singh helped Punjab Patriots to a thrilling 41-39 win over Bengaluru Mavericks. Ramkumar Ramanathan looked set to pull Bengaluru ahead in the men’s doubles with Vishnu Vardhan, but a couple of return errors in the climax, saw Punjab nose ahead.

The results (league): Punjab Patriots bt Bengaluru Mavericks 41-39 (Conny Perrin bt Arina Rodionova 13-7; Digvijay Pratap Singh lost to Ramkumar Ramanathan 9-11; Conny & Arjun Kadhe bt Arina & Vishnu Vardhan 12-8; Digvijay & Arjun lost to Ramkumar & Vishnu 7-13).

Bengal Wizards bt Hyderabad Strikers 46-34 (Maria Timofeeva tied Ellen Perez 10-10; Sriram Balaji bt Niki Poonacha 16-4; Timofeeva & Anirudh Chandrasekar lost to Ellen & Saketh Myneni 5-15; Balaji & Anirudh bt Niki & Saketh 15-5).

Delhi Binny’s Brigade bt Pune Jaguars 42-38 (Sahaja Yamalapalli lost to Diana Marcinkevica 8-12; Dennis Novak bt Lucas Rosol 13-7; Sahaja & Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan tied Diana & Rithvik Bollipalli 10-10; Dennis & Jeevan bt Lucas & Rithvik 11-9).

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