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Anika Seneviratne bags second championship title

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By M. Shamil Amit

Anika Seneviratne who clinched the women’s singles title of the 105th Colombo Tennis Championship which is in progress now at the SLTA tennis courts in Greenpath, Colombo bagged her second title of the championship when partnered by her sister Alana Seneviratne coasted to a convincing win over reigning national doubles champion pair Janali Manamperi and Savini Jayasuriya.


It was sweet revenge for the sisters having undergone a defeat at the 105th National Tennis Championship two weeks ago as they coasted to a convincing two sets to nil win in the final played yesterday.


In another final, that was played concurrently, which was in the men’s open singles, Luca Knese won his first major tennis title when he overcame Vibuda Wijebandara who in fact was also looking forward to win his second title of the championship. Wijebandara  having conceded the first set to Knese was leading in the second set but his hopes were dashed as he was forced to retire due to an injury paving the way for Knese to win the title.
Meanwhile, Sandun Guruge along with Ganuka Fernando and Methvan Wijemanne won the quarter-final encounters in the Under 14 age group to book the berths in the semi-finals. The championship will be continued today.

Results

Finals:


Women’s Doubles:
Anika Seneviratne/ Alana Seneviratne beat Janali Manamperi/Savini Jayasuriya 6/3, 6/0.


Men’s Singles:
Luca Knese beat Vibuda Wijebandara 6/3, 2/6.


Quarter-Finals:
Boys Under 14 – Sandun Guruge beat Tharuk Marasinghe 6/3, 6/1. Ganuka Fernando beat Thisanda Bellanaarachchi 6/2, 6/4. Methva Wijemanne beat Manesh Kajan 6/4, 6/0.

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