Zeel, Humera only Indians in second round qualifying at 22nd edition of NECC Deccan ITF 50K Women’s Tennis Tournament

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Pune, January 21,2024: Indian players Zeel Desai and. Humera Baharmus moved into the second round qualifying at 22nd edition of NECC Deccan ITF 50K 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 First round qualifying matches
Zeel Desai out hit Sanjana Sirimalla 6-2, 6-0 while Humera came back from loss of the first set and some anxious moments in the second set to scrape past Akansha Nitture 2-6,7-6(6),6-3

In another close match Russian fourteenth seed Ekaterina Yashina overcame her country mate Anastasia Grechkina 3-6, 6-4, 7-5

Nine Indian players who made it to the qualifying draw went down without a fight to their opponents.

Main Draw wildcards for Vaidehi, Shrivally , Vaishnavi and Madhurima Sawant, Upcoming state players Vaishnavi Adkar and Under 18 Junior National Champion Madhurima Sawant have been awarded the main draw wildcard by the organisers

While AITA Wildcards have been given to Vaidehi Chaudari and Shrivally Bhamidipathy .

The wildcards were announced by Tournament Director Ashwin Girme today

Results: First Qualifying round: Womens:
Anouk Koevermans (Ned) [3] bt Arunkumar Lakshmi Prabha (Ind)6-2, 6-2;
Lena Papadakis (Ger) [9] bt Sameeksha Shroff (Ind)6-0, 6-1;
Naiktha Bains (Gbr) [6] bt Soha Sadiq (Ind)5-7, 6-2, 6-2;
Yukina Saigo (Jpn) [15] bt Saumya Vig (Ind)
Saki Imamura (Jpn) [7] bt Elena Jamshidi (Den)6-1, 6-0;
Punnin Kovapitukted (Tha) [13] bt Sonal Patil (Ind)6-3, 6-3
Tina Nadine Smith (Aus) [2] bt Smriti Bhasin (Ind)6-0, 6-4;
Humera Baharmus (Ind) [16] bt Akanksha Nitture (Ind)2-6, 6-7(6), 6-3;
Mana Kawamura(Jpn) [12] bt Nidhitra Rajmohan (Ind)6-0, 6-0;
Zeel Desai (Ind) [11] bt Sanjana Sirimalla (Ind)6-2, 6-0;
Ekaterina Yashina (Rus) [14] bt Anastasiia Grechkina (Rus)3-6, 6-4, 7-5;
Viktoria Morvayova (Svk) [8] bt Ishwari Matere (Ind)6-4, 6-0;
Jessie Aney (Usa) [1] bt Sravya Shivani Chilakalapudi (Ind) 6-4,6-3
Eri Shimizu (Jpn) [5] bt Paavanii Paathak (Ind)6-2, 6-0;
Yu-Yun Li (Tpe)Vs.Mei Yamaguchi (Jpn) [10]
Naho Sato (Jpn) [4] bt .Jennifer Luikham (Ind)6-3, 6-1;