Hyderabad: Tennis Premier League season 4 closed out with an enthralling final day that saw two entertaining semifinals and a repeat of the finals from last year.
The first semi-final match saw Finecab Hyderabad Strikers play against Chennai Stallions. Conny Perrin of Finecab Hyderabad Strikers drew with Ekaterina Kazionova of Chennai Stallions in a game that ended 10-all.
The next match was the Men’s Singles where Nikki Poonacha of Finecab Hyderabad beat Mathias Bourge of Chennai Stallions 13-7. It was followed by the Mixed Doubles between Sriram Balaji and Conny Perrin of Finecab Hyderabad who took on Ekaterina Kazionova and Anirudh Chanderashekhar of Chennai Stallions that ended at 13-7, with Hyderabad victorious.
Finecab Hyderabad continued their winning streak in the Men’s Doubles played by Sriram Balaji and Nikki Poonacha of Finecab Hyderabad who beat Mathias Bourge and Anirudh Chanderashekhar of Chennai Stallions which ended at 12-8. Finecab Hyderabad swept Chennai stallions by a total of 48-32 and guaranteed Finecab Hyderabad a spot into the finals.
The second semifinals saw Mumbai Leon Army go up against Bengaluru Spartans. Karman Kaur Thandi of Bengaluru Spartans defeated Akanksha Nitture of Mumbai Leon Army 13-7 in the Women’s Singles. In the Men’s singles category Ramkumar Ramanathan of Mumbai Leon Army beat Siddharth Rawat of Bengaluru Spartans 11-9.
The Mixed double game followed after which was played by Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan & Akanksha Netturi of Mumbai Leon Army clashed against Vishnu Vardhan & Karman Kaur Thandi of Bengaluru Spartans in which Mumbai beat Bengaluru 12-8. Ramkumar Ramanathan and Jeevan Nedunnchezhiyan of Mumbai Leon Army beat Siddharth Rawat and Vishnu Vardhan of Bengaluru Spartans 11-9 and led the Mumbai Spartans into the finals with a final score of 41-39.
The grand finale saw a repeat of the final from season 3 as Finecab Hyderabad Strikers clashed against Mumbai Leon Army. Akanksha Nitture of Mumbai Leon Army lost to Conny Perrin of Finecab Hyderabad Strikers 13-7. In the Men’s Singles category Ramkumar Ramanathan of Mumbai Leon Army beat Nikki Poonacha of Finecab Hyderabad Strikers,12-8.
The next game was the Mixed Doubles category in which Jeevan Nedunnchezhiyan & Akanksha Netturi of Mumbai Leon Army beat Sriram Balaji and Conny Perrin of Finecab Hyderabad 13-7. The final match of the league was that of the Men’s Doubles, which was played by Ramkumar Ramanathan and Jeevan Nedunnchezhiyan of Mumbai Leon Army who lost Sriram Balaji and Nikki Poonacha of Finecab Hyderabad 14-6. The final score read 41-32 in favour of Finecab Hyderabad Strikers.
This meant Finecab Hyderabad Strikers retained their league title and were crowned champions of the Tennis Premier League for the second year in a row. The electric season 4 of the Tennis Premier League came to a close as Finecab Hyderabad Strikers as champions.