ITF Junior Circuit Week 1
Sri Lanka’s Dinara de Silva and Dinethya Dharmaratne began their campaign of ITF Junior Circuit Week 1 tennis tournament on a winning note when they recorded comfortable wins against Dya Vivekanandan of India and Leyala Knese of Germany in the first round matches played at the SLTA tennis courts in Greenpath, Colombo.
But five other Sri Lankan girls Vinethya Dharmarathme, Sadithi Usgodaarachchi, Kaela de Zoysa, Chiara de Zoysa and Venuli Jayasinghe underwent defeats to their China, Korea, India and Japan opponents.
The tournament will be continued tomorrow. (M. Shamil Amit)
Girls Singles First round:
Dinara de Silva (Sri Lanka) beat Dya Vivekanandan (India) 2-0 (6/2,6/2). Dinethya Dharmaratne (Sri Lanka) beat Leyala Knese (Germany) 2-0 (6/4,6/1). Yuhan Chen (China) beat Vinethya Dharmaratne (Sri Lanka) 2-0 (6/3, 6/3). Won joo Cha (Korea beat Sadithi Usgodaarachchi(Sri Lanka) 2-0 (6/1, 6/2). Anvi Punaganthi (India) beat Kaela de Zoysa (Sri Lanka) 2-0 (6/0, 6/1). You Liu (China) beat Chiara de Zoysa (Sri Lanka) 2-0 (6/0,6/0). Nanyo Wada (Japan) beat Venuli Jayasinghe (Sri Lanka) 2-0 (6/1, 6/1).