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Thehan and Oneli clinch U-18 Singles titles

Oneli Perera-Thehan Wijemanne
Oneli Perera-Thehan Wijemanne

Top seed Thehan Wijemanne and Oneli Perera clinched the Boys’ and Girls’ Under-18 Singles title respectively in the Clay Court Tennis Nationals, which continued at the SLTA Courts in Green Path, Colombo yesterday.

Even then, fifth seed Oneli’s success had a great amount of significance as she caused another major upset by overcoming the bottom seed Savini Jayasuriya in a thrilling final encounter.

In fact, Oneli the schoolgirl from Asian International School was down by a set after having conceded the opener 3-6 but displayed tremendous control thereafter and went on to win the remaining two sets 6-0 and 10-8 in a tie-breaker.

Meanwhile, Wijemanne of Royal College lived upto expectations as the hot favourite while overcoming his schoolmate and the third seed Dhilvan Herath in straight sets 7-6, 6-2 after

an exciting contest.

Earlier, top seed Hasali Gajaba of Visakha Vidyalaya defeated the sixth seed Ruvi Lewkebandara 6-2, 6-0 in an one sided Girls’ Under-14 Singles final encounter.

However, seventh seed Dinara de Silva of St.Bridget’s Convent created a minor upset as she outplayed the more fancied fifth seed Onali de Silva in straight sets 6-0, 6-0 in the Girls’ Under-12 Singles final.


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