Niki Poonacha performed a major position in serving to DMG Delhi Crusaders beat Lucknow Aviators 100-85 within the Pro Tennis League on the RK Khanna Stadium right here on Thursday.
Two-time nationwide champion Niki who has been in superb kind within the skilled circuit beat one other former nationwide champion Siddharth Vishwakarma 19-11 within the distinctive factors format.
With matches being performed over 15, 20 and 30 factors format, each level would rely in not solely serving to the groups beat their rivals but additionally within the race for the semifinal spots.
Earlier, Delhi was nicely served by Neeraj Yashpaul as he beat Madhwin Kamath 13-7. Thereafter, Anirudh Chandrashekhar and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan performed a spectacular recreation to beat Siddharth and Madhwin 14-6.
Delhi may have gained with a greater margin, however Sriram Balaji and Adil Kalyanpur mixed very properly within the final match to be on par 15-15 in opposition to Niki and Jeevan.
Diva Bhatia got here up with a powerful efficiency for Lucknow by beating Kavya Khirwar 11-4. Aditya Khanna and Jennifer Luikham beat Sravya Shivani and Pradeep Pant 9-6 to fetch some extra worthwhile factors for the Delhi aspect.
In one other match, Paramount Proec Tigers beat Bangalore Challengers because of the ladies energy of Farhat Aleen Qamar and Sahira Singh, aside from the fantastic work of Sidharth Rawat and Shivank Bhatnagar. Davis Cup coach Zeeshan Ali additionally performed combined doubles with Aleen to beat Sahaja Yamalapalli and Vivek Shokeen 8-7.
Ramkumar Ramanathan gained his singles and doubles with Rishi Reddy for Bangalore whereas Sachi Sharma recorded a 9-6 win over Sahira.
Inaugurating the larger and higher fourth version of the league with 64 gamers, Davis Cup captain Rohit Rajpal stated that it was a superb alternative for the juniors to be with the skilled professionals and take the sport ahead within the nation, at the same time as everybody has enjoyable regardless of intense competitors with the quick factors format.