Unseeded Uchijima wins ITF W25 Pune title

Unseeded Moyuka Uchijima of Japan beat fourth seed Diana Marcinkevica of Latvia 6-2, 7-5 in the final of the NECC $25,000 ITF womenโ€™s tennis tournament at the Deccan Gymkhana on Saturday.

Firing eight aces and converting five of eight break points she forced, the 20-year-old Moyuka cruised to victory in an hour and 37 minutes.

It was the fourth title in the professional circuit for Moyuka, and third of the season.

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The champion collected 65 WTA points and $3,935, and the runner-up won 40 points and $2,107.

In the doubles final, top seeds Anna Danilina and Valeriya Strakhova prevailed 6-0, 2-6, 10-5 against the Japanese pair of Funa Kozaki and Misaki Matsuda.

The doubles champion team got $1,437 and the runner-up $719.

The General Manager of the National Egg Coordination Committee (NECC), BSR Shastri, was the chief guest and presented the prizes.

The results (finals):

Singles: Moyuka Uchijima (Jpn) bt Diana Marcinkevica (Lat) 6-2, 7-5.

Doubles: Anna Danilina (Kaz) & Valeriya Strakhova (Ukr) bt Funa Kozaki & Misaki Matsuda (Jpn) 6-0, 2-6, [10-5]

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