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Hasali Gajaba wins Girls U-12 title at Jr. Tennis Nationals

Top-seeded Hasali Gajaba won the Girls’ Under-12 Singles title at this year’s Junior Tennis Nationals, being held simultaneously with the 103rd Tennis Nationals (for seniors) on Wednesday, 29 August at the Sri Lanka Tennis Association hard courts, Green Path, Colombo.

She beat sixth-seed Arushi C. Thomas in the finals 6/0, 6/1.

Ruvi Lewkebandara, the second-seed, and fourth-seed Nishka Vivekanandan were the losing semi-finalists of the age group.

Meanwhile only the Girls U-12 Doubles and Boys U-14 Doubles are the other two events that had been completed by Wednesday afternoon at this year’s Junior Tennis Nationals.

RESULTS

Girls U-12 Doubles:

Final: Nelini Jayasuriya & Ruvi Lewkebandara (Seed 1) beat Hasali Gajaba & Minuki Wanniarachchi (2) 6/1, 7/5

Semi-finalists: Ralindee Mallawarachchi & Anne Shenali (4) and Inuki Jayaweera & Senulya Wijayawardane

Boys U-14 Doubles:

Final: Apna Perera & Anuth Wijesinghe (1) beat Anujaya Abeywickrama & Hasal Ahangama (2) 6/1, 6/1

Semi-finalists: Shenovin Thuduhena & Pasindu Weerasinghe (4) and Jaitra De Saram & Wenuka Kithnula (3).

* In the above picture, the 2018 Junior Tennis Nationals’ Girls U-12 Singles champion Hasali Gajaba is seen playing a double-handed back-hand on Wednesday, 29 August at the SLTA, Colombo.