Pune, Nov 23: Pune Marathas beat Bangalore Raptors 26-20 in their Champions Tennis league (CTL) South Zone match to keep their aspirations of entering the final of the inaugural tournament intact. Bangalore ended CTL without a win, losing all four matches.
In the legends singles match, Thomas Enqvist put Bangalore ahead by beating Pat Cash 6-3.
But Pune quickly bounced back from the opening match defeat, to win the mixed doubles encounter. Marcos Baghdatis and Agnieszka Radwanska comfortable beat Feliciano Lopez and Venus Williams 6-3 to restore parity.
They then took lead when Radwanska outplayed Venus 6-3 in the
Raptors made the tie interesting when Ramkumar Ramanathan and Lopez won the men's doubles 6-5.
Lopez needed to win the men's singles match for Raptors to have a chance of negating the lead but Baghdatis proved too good for the Spaniard. Baghdatis won 6-2 to secure the tie for Pune.