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Yasitha wins a title double at Tennis Nationals 2021




Boys U-12 singles runner-up Aahil Kaleel (on left) with the chief guest of the prize-giving, SLTA Vice President Sujani Bogollagama, who is here with her little daughter. On right is U-12 champion Methika Wickramasinghe. Photo Ishan Wanniarachchi

This year’s men’s singles champion Yasitha de Silva joined former national champion Dineshkanthan Thangarajah to clinch the men’s double title too, at the 2021 Sri Lanka Tennis Nationals, now being held at the Sri Lanka Tennis Association (SLTA) hard courts in Colombo.


Men’s doubles final:

* Yasitha de Silva and Dineshkanthan Thangarajah beat Thehan Wijemanne and Chathurya Nilaweera 3-6, 6-3, 12-10

Girls’ Under-12 singles final:

* Githmi Fernando beat Akeesha Silva 6-2, 6-1

Boys’ Under-12 singles final:

* Methika Wickramasinghe beat Aahil Kaleel 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)