Taechka is part of the Top 3 most promising (by a big margin) 2001 born Russian girls, with Potapova and Koval, she's been very dominant on the U14 European tour this year, having deep runs at almost all the strongest tournaments in this age category and this week she's through to her 2nd singles final in U18, so here's a thread for her too (as Nastya and Vlada already have their own one)!
She was born on April 6, 2001, she's from Moscow. She's won 3 tournaments so far this year - 3 Cat. 1 G14s: Kungens Kanna & Drottningens Pris in Sweden in February (she was the 4th seed there, beat 3rd seed Oona Orpana 6-2 5-7 6-4 in the final), TIM Essonne in France in March (she was the 2nd seed, beat 5th seed Daria Frayman 6-2 4-6 6-1 in the final), and Bohemia Cafex Cup in Czech Republic in May (she was the 4th seed, beat 5th seed Ekaterina Makarova 3-6 6-3 6-2 in the final).
She also won the U14 Russian Championships in June.
She beat Anfisa Korolkova in the final (and Vlada Koval won the bronze).
She has made 2 more finals this year: at the U14 European Championships in July (she was the top seed, lost to Iga Swiatek 2 & 1 in the final), and at G4 TSZ Cup in Togliatti in September (she had received a MDWC there, lost to 3rd seed Sofya Lansere in the final, 4 & 2).
Plus 2 more SF appearances in G16s - at Governor Cup of Belgorod Region in Russia in February, and at Torneo Biella in Italy in May.
At Les Petits As, which is the biggest U14 tournament in the world with Eddie Herr and the Orange Bowl, held at the beginning of every year, she fell in R3 to 5th seed Amanda Anisimova, 1 & 3 (she was the 11th seed).
Last month, she played the U14 Tennis Europe Junior Masters (a tournament between the 8 best players at the Tennis Europe race, held in two age cats - U14 and U16), she was the actual top seed there but she flopped to Oana Smaranda Corneanu in R1, 5-7 6-1 4-6.
Two weeks ago, she played G3 Siberian Open in Novokuznetsk. She beat (Q)Mariia Tkacheva 2 & 1 in R1 and (6)Milana Lysova 3-6 6-1 6-1 in R2, fell to (4)Maria Kozyreva 4-6 7-6(8) 3-6 in QF.
This week, at G3 Marshall Open in honour of Danny Gelley in Israel, she's through to the final, straight from the qualies! She beat Kateryna Popova 7-6(4) 6-0 in R1, Maya Tayan 3 & 0 in R2, (3)Varvara Gracheva (#139) 6-7(5) 6-2 6-4 in QF, and (5)Sofya Lansere (#250) 2 & 3 in SF today.
The wins over Varvara who's almost a year older and has been having solid results lately, and Sofya, who was born in 2000 like Varvara and who routined her in the Togliatti final a couple months ago only, are very nice.
In the final, she will face 17 yo 6th seed Dominika Sujova (#251) from Slovakia. Sujova upset top seed Tatiana Makarova in QF, so she's obviously in form this week, but I have the feeling Taya will sweep her 1st U18 singles title tomorrow. Good luck!
Her current junior ranking is 797 (it's her CHR so far).
PS: Her surname is actually pronounced "Pachkalyo
va" because it's Пачкалёва and not Пачкалева in Russian actually, same case as Zvonareva).