Pathak puts up good fight as seven Indians Fail to qualify at 22nd edition of NECC Deccan ITF $40000 Women’s Tennis Tournament

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Pune, January 23, 2023: None of the Seven Indian players who entered the final round qualifying could win their matches at the 22nd edition of the NECC Deccan ITF $40000 Women’s Tennis Tournament India’s longest-running and popular international tennis tournament which is being organized under the auspices of the ITF, AITA and MSLTA by Deccan Gymkhana and sponsored by National Egg Coordination Committee (NECC) at the Deccan Gymkhana Tennis Courts.

Only Paavanii Pathak managed to put up a fight she went fighting to seventh seeded Anastasia Sukhotina , the Russian Sukhotina won Paavanii Paathak 7-5, 7-5 .

In the upset ninth seeded Funa Kozaki of Japan upset sixth seeded compatriot Mei Yamaguchi 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 to qualify

On the positive side the Indian girls received 2 valuable WTA points for reaching the final round of the qualifying, while the winners of the qualifying made 4 WTA points

Following are the Results: Final Qualifying Round:
Mana Kawamura (JPN) bt Ishwari Matere (IND) 6-0, 6-1
Gozal Ainitdinova (KAZ) [1] bt Priyanshi Bhandari (IND) 6-1, 6-0
Emily Welker (GER) [4] bt Soha Sadiq (IND) 6-3, 6-4
Funa Kozaki (JPN) [9] bt Mei Yamaguchi (JPN) [6] 3-6, 6-1, 6-3
Eri Shimizu (JPN) [2] bt Humera Baharmus (IND) [11] 6-3, 6-2
Tina Nadine Smith (AUS) [5] bt Yubrani Banerjee (IND) [15] 6-4, 6-3
Ksenia Zaytseva (RUS)[8] bt Sharmada Balu (IND) [10] 6-0, 6-3
Anastasia Sukhotina [7] bt Paavanii Paathak (IND) 7-5, 7-5.

Following are the Seeding List: Singles:

1 Tatjana Maria (GER), 2 Nigina Abduraimova (UZB), 3. Joanne Zuger (SUI), 4 Anastasia Tikhonova (RUS), 5 Ekaterina Makarova (RUS), 6 Irina Khromacheva (RUS), 7 Valeria Savinykh (RUS), 8 Ankita Raina (IND)


1. Ankita Raina / Prarthana Thombare(IND), 2 . Rutuja Bhosale (IND)/ Ekaterina Yashina, 3. Diana Marcinkevica(LAT)/ Rosalie Van Der Hoek(NED), 4. Nigina Abduraimova(UZB) / En Shuo Liang(TPE)