Dumindu Dilum in action
Pictures by Nimalsiri Edirisinghe
By M. Shamil Amit
Top seeded players in the men’s and women’s singles advanced to the semi-finals of the 105th Colombo Tennis Championship played at the SLTA tennis courts in Greenpath, Colombo yesterday. Second seed Dumindu Dilum along with third and seventh seeded players Thehan Wijemanne and Luca Knese had little difficulty in brushing off the challenge of Savit Weerasinghe, Chathurya Nilaweera and Kiran Vairavanathan with the identical winning scores of two sets to nil. In the women’s open event top seed Anika Seneviratne, Janali Manamperi, Savini Jayasuriya and Oneli Perera booked their birth with wins against Sethmi Sumanaweera, Saajida Razick, Neyara Weerawansa and Alana Seneviratne.
The championship will be continued today.
Men’s Open – Luca Knese beat Savit Weerasinghe 6-4, 6-2, Thehan Wijemanne beat Chathurya Nilaweera 7-6, 6-4, Dumindu Dilum beat Kiran Vairawanathan 6-0, 6-3
Women’s Open – Anika Seneviratne beat Sethmi Sumanaweera 6-1, 6-1, Oneli Perera beat Alana Seneviratne 6-1, 6-1, Savini Jayasuriya beat Neyara Weerawansa 6-4, 6-1, Janali Manamperi beat Saajida Razick 6-1, 6-2
Janali Manamperi in action
Anika Seneviratne in action