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103rd Tennis Nationals

Chathurya, Anjalika create upsets to win titles

The men’s and women’s singles finalists were found in the ongoing 103rd Tennis Nationals continued at the Sri Lanka Tennis Association courts yesterday.

Men’s top seed Sharmal Dissanayaka cruised to the final beating Heera Ashiq 6/4, 6/2 while second seed Dineshkanthan Thangarajah edged out fifth seed Sanka Atukorale 6/2, 6/3 in the other semi final. It’ll be interesting to see Sharmal battle with Thangarajah in the men’s singles final on September 1.

Sharmal beat Mohomed Rostom Ali in easy straight sets 6/0, 6/0 while Heera Ashiq had the better of Chehan Fernando 7/5, 6/2 in the quarters.

Fourth seed Anika Seneviratne created a major upset when she beat top seed Janali Kawya Manamperi in straight sets 6/0, 6/0 in yesterday’s women’s singles semi-final battle and booked her berth in the final. Anika will take on fifth seed Anjalika Kurera in Saturday’s final. Anjalika defeated second seed Oneli Perera comfortably 6/1, 6/0 in the semis.

Anika defeated Janali Rukshika Wijesooriya in a tough quarter final battle 7/6(0), 7/5 while Anjalika had no trouble in beating her quarter final opponent third seed Savini Jayasuriya in straight sets 6/3, 6/0.

Eigth seed Chathurya Nilaweera created an upset and bagged the boys’ under-16 singles crown beating second seed Luca Knese 6/4, 3/6, 6/2.

Second seed Anjalika Kurera too created an upset to win the under-14 girls singles title as she defeated top seed Tania Doloswala in easy straight sets 6/1, 6/1.


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