Tennis Nationals 2020
Chathurya Nilaweera clinched his third consecutive doubles title when he paired his brother Vichinthya to beat Jaitra de Saram and Zaidh Zihar in the Under-16 boys’ final at the Tennis Nationals 2020 concluded in Colombo on Thursday.
The Nilaweera brothers scored 6-2, 6-7, 10-7 in the final to cap a remarkable National Championship for the family as they took home four titles.
Chathurya who reached the semi-finals in the men’s singles, later paired Tehan Wijemanne to win both the men’s doubles and the Under-18 boys’ doubles championships. Vichinthya was the winner of the Under-14 boys’ singles.
In the Under 16 girls’ doubles final Dinethya Dharmaratne and Saajida Razick ousted Anitra Dharmaratne and Dewmini Warnasuriya 6-3, 6-0 to win the title.
Meanwhile in the girls’ Under-18 doubles final which was played on Wednesday Oneli Perera and Sethmi Sumanaweera beat Arella de Zoysa and Vonara de Alwis 6-0, 6-0.
Inuki Jayaweera and Melasha Randini, who beat Dinara de Silva and Ruvi Lewkebandara (7-6, 6-7, 14-12) were the Under-14 girls’ doubles champions while in the corresponding boys event
Sadaru Guruge and Ransath Peiris emerge champions beating Janava de Saram and Matheesha Nettasinghe (6-2, 6-2).
The Under-16 doubles events were the last two events of the Tennis Nationals 2020 which started on January 9 .(RF)