MAVERICKS CLOSE THE GAP TO 2 POINTS WITH 25-20 WIN OVER MICROMAX INDIAN ACES


Singapore, 4 December 2014: Manila Mavericks ended the Singapore leg of the inaugural Coca-Cola IPTL presented by Qatar Airways on a high when they defeated table toppers, Micromax Indian Aces 25 -20, in an encounter that saw the lead change hands three times in the first three sets.
     

The Mavericks returned to winning ways and moved to within just two points of the Aces, closing the gap on the initial runaway leaders.
 

·        Unbeaten Mark Phillippoussis continues his winning streak with another convincing opening match as he beat Santoro-replacement, Cedric Pioline6-4

·         World No. 5 Ana Ivanovic continued her run of good form, playing well as her teammates cheered her on, defeating Kirsten Flipkens 6-2 convincingly

·         Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza were defeated for the first time in the league as they went down 6-2 to Nestor and Flipkens who are beginning to find their feet as mixed doubles partners



MAVERICKS CLOSE THE GAP TO 2 POINTS WITH 25-20 WIN OVER MICROMAX INDIAN ACES

MAVERICKS CLOSE THE GAP TO 2 POINTS WITH 25-20 WIN OVER MICROMAX INDIAN ACES

MAVERICKS CLOSE THE GAP TO 2 POINTS WITH 25-20 WIN OVER MICROMAX INDIAN ACES

MAVERICKS CLOSE THE GAP TO 2 POINTS WITH 25-20 WIN OVER MICROMAX INDIAN ACES

MAVERICKS CLOSE THE GAP TO 2 POINTS WITH 25-20 WIN OVER MICROMAX INDIAN ACES

MAVERICKS CLOSE THE GAP TO 2 POINTS WITH 25-20 WIN OVER MICROMAX INDIAN ACES

MAVERICKS CLOSE THE GAP TO 2 POINTS WITH 25-20 WIN OVER MICROMAX INDIAN ACES
·         Treat Huey and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga showed that they’re a force to be reckoned with, re-igniting the form they showed in Manila, thumping a highly entertaining Bopanna and Monfils 6-2

·         The final set saw the battle of the Frenchmen, as Monfils showed true athleticism to outplay Tsonga 6-5, taking the team total to 20 and earning them much needed 2 points

 

What the Players said:

 
Mark Phillippoussis

“I served three double faults in the first game, it’s tough. I found myself starting on the back foot. It’s Cedric’s first time here so it was tough for him to get his timing, I’m just happy to get a good start for the team.”

 
Ana Ivanovic

“It’s really good because first of all we don’t really get many sparring matches against the girls in the off-season, and also to have a little fun and enjoy the team atmosphere, because time during off-season is very hard work and time on your own. To spend a little time with the team and make some funny jokes is nice.”

 MATCH SCORES
 

 
 
SCORE (GAMES)
 
MICROMAX INDIAN ACES
 
 
MANILA MAVERICKS
LEGEND’S SINGLES
PIOLINE
4
6
PHILLIPPOUSSIS
WOMEN’S
IVANOVIC
6
2
FLIPKENS
MIXED DOUBLES
BOPANNA / MIRZA
2
6
NESTOR / FLIPKENS
MEN’S DOUBLES
BOPANNA / MONFILS
2
6
HUEY / TSONGA
MEN’S SINGLES
MONFILS
6
5
TSONGA
TOTAL SCORE
MICROMAX INDIAN ACES
20
25
MANILA MAVERICKS