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Rukshika, Sankha crowned Otter tennis champs

Sixth seed Rukshika Wijesuriya got the better of 10th seed Tania Doloswala with utmost ease to a score of 6/0, 6/1 to clinch the Women’s Open title while Davis Cup player Sankha Atukorale beat Suren Balachandran 6/1, 7/5 to clinch the corresponding Men’s title at the Otter Aquatic Club annual Open Tennis tournament ended at the club clay courts in Colombo last weekend.
Club Coach and former SL national champion Vajira Premaratne led the organising of the vent this year.

Results
Open events
Women’s Singles
Rukshika Wijesuriya (seed 6) bt. Tania Doloswala (10) 6/0, 6/1
Men’s Singles
Sankha Atukorale (2) bt. Suren Balachandran (27) 6/1, 7/5
Men’s Doubles
Delwar Hossain/Rostom Ali bt. Jagath Gamage/Suranga Pushpakumara 6/3, 6/2

Junior events
Girls U-14 Singles
Hasali Gajaba (9) bt. Nishka Vivekanandan (11) 6/2, 6/2
Boys U-14 Singles
Vichinthya Nilaweera (4) bt. Thilina Dissanayake 6/4, 6/2
Girls U-16 Singles
Heshani Hewa Thalagahage (12) bt. Tania Doloswala (4) 7/6 (9), 6/1
Boys U-16 Singles
Nelaka Dissanayake (5) bt. Zaidh Zihar (11) 6/1, 6/4
Girls U-18 Singles
Tania Doloswala (10) bt. Preethika Chandramohan (13) 6/2, 6/1
Boys U-18 Singles
Luca Knese (1) bt. Anuth Wijesinghe (10) 6/1, 7/6 (8)
Girls U-14 Doubles
Oneli Samarawickrama/Vishmi Serasinghe bt. Hasali Gajaba/Minuki Wanniarachchi 5/4 (3), 5/3
Boys U-14 Doubles
Sandaru Guruge/Ransath Peiris bt. Nithila Goonatilleke/ Thilina Dissanayake 4/2, 4/2
Boys U-18 Doubles
Luca Knese/Kavisha Ratnayake bt. Praneela Jayasinghe/Sean Sanderson 4/1, 5/3.