Yamlapalli,Chaudari in  round two at $40000 IWTC ITF world Tennis tour Women’s Championships.

Navi Mumbai  December 27, 2023: Winner  of the last week Sahaja Yamlapalli and Vaidehi Chaudari were the only Indians to enter the second round at the IWTC-2023 ITF World Tennis Tour $40000 Tournament  (Shri Ganesh Naik Initiative) organized by the Navi Mumbai Sports Association  in association with Maharashtra State Lawn tennis Association (MSLTA) under the auspices of the ITF , AITA  and to be played at the Ganesh Naik Tennis Complex in Vashi

In the best match of the day winner of the Solapur leg and eighth seeded Sahaja Yamalapalli came back from the loss of the first set to get past Shrivalli Rashmikaa Bhamidipaty 5-7, 6-1, 6-2  in a match lasting 2 hours and 39 mins

Vaidehi Chaudhari  registered a 6-0,6-4 win over Russian Ekaterina Kazionova  to make the second round

Young wildcard Vaishnavi Adkar. Gave a good account of herself taking the first set against higher ranked Zhibek Kulambayeva of Kazakhstan but failed to capitalise , In a match lasting  2 hours and 28 mins Kulambayeva  rallied out Vaishnavi Adkar )4-6, 7-5, 6-3;

In a match involving local Wildcard Japanese Akiko Omae  scored a 6-1,6-4 win over Akanksha Nitture .

Other Indians Arunlumar Lakshmi Prabha ,and Humera Baharmus also went down . It was another blow for the Indian campaign as Rutuja Bhosale withdrew from the singles  with pain in her foot ..

Results: First Round: Singles:
Ekaterina Makarova [1] bt Weronika Baszak (Pol)6-2, 0-1;
Vaidehi Chaudhari (Ind) bt Ekaterina Kazionova 6-0, 6-4;
Justina Mikulskyte (Ltu) [3] bt Hiromi Abe (Jpn)6-3, 7-5;
Zhibek Kulambayeva (Kaz) bt Vaishnavi Adkar (Ind)4-6, 7-5, 6-3;
Ekaterina Maklakova bt Vicky Van De Peer (Bel) 6-4, 6-3;
Diana Marcinkevica (Lat) [6] bt Arunkumar Lakshmi Prabha (Ind)6-3, 6-2;
Akiko Omae (Jpn) bt Akanksha Nitture (Ind) 6-1, 6-4;
Sahaja Yamalapalli (Ind) [8] bt Shrivalli Rashmikaa Bhamidipaty (Ind)5-7, 6-1, 6-2;
Moyuka Uchijima (Jpn) [2] bt Mana Kawamura (Jpn)6-4, 6-1;
Daria Kudashova bt Humera Baharmus (Ind)6-4, 4-1;

Funa Kozaki (Jpn) /Misaki Matsuda (Jpn) bt Humera Baharmus (Ind) /Soha Sadiq (Ind)6-2, 6-1.