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SL U-14 tennis team reaches semi-finals in Qatar

Sri Lanka boys’ Under-14 tennis team for the Qatar Asian Junior Team Cup U-14 competition before they left Sri Lanka: (from left) Thilina Dissanayake, Hasal Ahangama, Iqbal Bin Issack, President, Sri Lanka Tennis Association, Dinith Pathiraja, Coach cum Manager, Hesara Kuruppu, and Zaidh Zihar

The Sri Lanka boys’ tennis team reached semi-finals on Tuesday, 31 December 2019 at the Qatar Asian Junior Team Cup Under-14 tennis competition, which is being held from 30 December to 3 January, Friday, on hard surface at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex at Al-Dafna, Doha, Qatar.

The event, sanctioned by the Asian Tennis Federation (ATF), is organised by the Qatar Tennis Federation.

RESULTS SO FAR

Sri Lanka beat Nepal 3-0 on Monday 30 December:

Note: Sri Lanka had lost to Nepal in the Boys’ U-12 age group recently

Sri Lanka beat Qatar 3-0 on Tuesday, 31 December:

Note: Both Zaidh Zihar and Hasal Ahangama managed to beat the very same two players whom they had lost to last month in straight sets at an ATF tournament.

Zihar won 7-5, 6-4 and he had lost 6-2, 6-3 last time. Ahangama won 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 whereas he had lost 6-3, 6-3 last time.

Sri Lanka play India on Wednesday, 1 January 2020:

Sri Lanka are playing India today.

Coaches and officials of the participating nations with the event’s organisers in Qatar