Pune: Uchijima clash with Smith in the Singles finals of 22nd edition of NECC Deccan ITF 50K Women’s Tennis Tournament

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Pune, January 27, 2024: Former champion here and third seed Moyuka Uchijima of Japan will clash with qualifier Tina Nadine Smith of Australia in the singles finals of the 22nd edition of NECC Deccan ITF W50 Women’s Tennis Tournament being organized by Deccan Gymkhana and sponsored by National Egg Coordination Committee (NECC) under the auspices of the ITF, AITA and MSLTA and played at the Deccan Gymkhana Tennis Courts

In the doubles finals Alexandra Eala of Philippines and Latvian Darja Semenistaja seeded fourth toppled top seeded pair of Naiktha Bains of Great Britain and Hungarian Fanni Stollar 7-6(8), 6-3 to win the doubles championship

In the singles finals Moyuka Uchijima who won a 40K event in Navi Mumbai in last week of December continued her good run in India knocking out top seed and winner of last week Darja Semenistaja of Latvia 6-4, 2-6, 7-6(5) in a nail biting match lasting 2 hours and 08 minutes

In the second semi finals giant killer Tina Nadine Smith of Australia who made it from the qualifying came back from a slow start to get past Slovakian Dalila Jakupovic 6-7(5), 6-2, 6-0 and make the finals

The doubles winner got trophy, 50 ITF Points and $2229.51(Rs.185316), While runner up received trophy, 33ITF points and $1114.82(Rs.92663).

The prizes were given away at the hands of Mr.Ashwin Girme, Tournament Director and Tennis Secretary of Deccan Gymkhana, Assistant Refree Leena Nageshkar.

Results: Singles: Semifinal Round:
Moyuka Uchijima (Jpn) [3] bt Darja Semenistaja (Lat) [1] 6-4, 2-6, 7-6(5);
(Q) Tina Nadine Smith (Aus) bt Dalila Jakupovic (Slo) 6-7(5), 6-2, 6-0;

Doubles: final Round:
Alexandra Eala (Phi) [4] /Darja Semenistaja (Lat) bt Naiktha Bains (Gbr) /Fanni Stollar (Hun) [1] 7-6(8), 6-3