Sri Lanka win two titles at ITF Junior Championships
Host Sri Lanka took away two titles - boys singles title and boys
doubles title, out of four events at the 25th International Tennis
Federation Junior Championships worked off at the SSC, Courts, Colombo,
Guyanaga Weerasekara was the top performer of the event where he
completed a double by winning the boys singles and boys doubles.
In the boys singles final Weerasekara scored a stunning win over seed
number six Elliot Barnwell of Britain (2/6, 7/5, 6/3).
Weerasekara partnered by Upasama Hewacottage created a major upset
when they beat bottom seeds Michael Siyaguna and Dineshkantha Thangaraja
in a three setter final to win the boys doubles event.
In the semi finals the former had the better of the top seeds Vyas
Vidhan (India) and Yam Chun Ming (Hong Kong) (6/2,3/6,6/3) while
Siyaguna and Thangaraja beat the Thailand duo of Prajoubphanis
Kriangkrai and Suecharoenkij Kriangkrai (6/7, 6/2, 6/4).
Minami Hshizume (Japan) ended the promising run of the top seed
Jithmie Jayawickrame in a straight sets triumph (6/4,6/2) to be crowned
as girls singles champion.
Sri Lanka missed another title when Jithmie Jayawickrame and Adelle
Boey went down to the Japan duo of Yoko Nagai and Minami Hasizvme in the
girls doubles final (6/4,6/2).
In the semi final Jayawickrame and Adella created a sensation when
they beat top seeds Susitha Das partnered by Shwetha Rana of
neighbouring India (2/6,6/3,6/4) while the winners beat Amritha Muttiah
and Natalla Khaniejo (6/4,6/1) in the other semi final.