Qualifier Tina Nadine Smith upsets second seed to enter semifinals of 22nd edition of NECC Deccan ITF 50K  Women’s Tennis Tournament
Ankita / Rutuja go down in doubles semifinals
Pune, January 26 2024:  Qualifier  Tina Nadine Smith made short work of second seeded Anastasia Tikhonova of Russia winning 6-1,6-2 and entering the semifinals 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
The 22 year old Smith ranked 403 in the world took 1 hours 13 minutes to upset the 151 ranked Tikhonova to score the biggest win of her career , yesterday she accounted for Eighth seeded Tatiana Prozorova 
She will now take on unseeded Dalila Jakupovic who took 1 hour and 45 minutes to get past Anca Alexia Todoni  of Romania  6-0, 1-6, 6-4
Topseed and 142 ranked Darja Semenistaja  of Latvia brought her all her experience to register a 7-6(6), 6-0 win over fifth seeded and former world no 1 junior  Alexandra Eala of Philippines 
Darja who won the event of similar category at Bengaluru last week will meet third seeded and former winner here Moyuka Uchijima who outplayed Anouk Koevermans of Nederland 6-2, 6-4
In the doubles top seed and former top 75 pair of Naiktha Bains of Great Britain and Fanni Stollar of Hungary stopped the run of Indian pair  of Rutuja Bhosale  and Ankita Raina 7-5, 6-7(3), 10-1 to enter the finals of the event 
Bains and Stollar will take on 
Alexandra Eala and Darja Semenistaja who scored a   7-6(5), 6-3 win over Japanese  pair of Saki Imamura and Naho Sato in the other semifinal 
The semi finals will be played at 11am while the doubles finals will be played 3.30pm onwards.
Results: Singles: Quarterfinal Round:
Darja Semenistaja (Lat) [1] bt Alexandra Eala (Phi) [5] 7-6(6), 6-0; 
 Tina Nadine Smith (Aus) bt  Anastasia Tikhonova [2] 6-1, 6-2;  
Dalila Jakupovic (Slo) bt  Anca Alexia Todoni (Rou)  6-0, 1-6, 6-4;   
Moyuka Uchijima (Jpn) [3] bt Anouk Koevermans (Ned)  6-2, 6-4; 
Doubles: Semifinal Round:
Naiktha Bains (Gbr) /Fanni Stollar (Hun) [1]  bt Rutuja Bhosale (Ind) /Ankita Raina (Ind) [3] 7-5, 6-7(3), 10-1;
Alexandra Eala (Phi) [4] /Darja Semenistaja (Lat) bt Saki Imamura (Jpn) /Naho Sato (Jpn)7-6(5), 6-3;