Indian Duo Poonacha and Bollipalli Shine Bright at ATP Challenger San Luis

Indian Duo Poonacha and Bollipalli Shine Bright at ATP Challenger San Luis

By Sujoy Roy

Indian doubles pair Niki Poonacha and Rithvik Bollipalli made history as they clinched their maiden ATP Challenger title at San Luis, Mexico, in a display of remarkable skill and teamwork. The duo asserted their dominance on the court, overpowering the Swiss pair of Antoine Bellier and Marc-Andrea Huesler in the final with a convincing scoreline of 6-3, 6-2.

Throughout the tournament, the second-seeded Indian duo exhibited exceptional teamworkand resilience, navigating through a challenging field of opponents to secure their path to the championship. In the first round, Poonacha and Bollipalli defeated Hunter Reese and Thomas Fancutt with a score of 6-3, 7-6, showcasing their ability to perform under pressure.

Their journey continued with a hard-fought victory over Vasek Pospisil and Hans Hach erdugo in the quarterfinals, where they emerged triumphant with a score of 7-6, 4-6, 13-11. In the semifinals, Poonacha and Bollipalli maintained their winning momentum, defeating Patrick Trhac and Ryan Seggerman with a score of 6-3, 6-4, to advance to the final.

The showdown against Bellier and Huesler saw the Indian duo deliver a masterful performance, dominating the court and clinching the title in straight sets. With this significant triumph, Poonacha and Bollipalli have not only etched their names in the annals of Indian tennis history but have also achieved career-high rankings in the ATP doubles standings. Poonacha soared to a ranking of 128, while Bollipalli reached 136, marking a significant milestone in their burgeoning careers.

The victory at San Luis serves as a testament to the talent and potential of Poonacha and Bollipalli, who are poised to make waves on the international stage. As they continue to hone their skills and showcase their prowess on the court, Indian tennis fans can look forward to witnessing their continued success and achievements in the years to come.

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