Record 5 titles for Anika | Sunday Observer

Record 5 titles for Anika

Ladies College teenager Anika Seneviratne swept to a record five consecutive titles at the Sri lanka Tennis Nationals concluded at the NTC courts yesterday.

She won the under 16 Singles and doubles titles partnering younger sister Alana to add to the under 18 Singles , Women’s doubles, and Mixed Doubles titles already won during the last week. She beat bottom seeded Anjalika Kurera 6/4, 6/4 in a tense final with Kurera who has hardly had any trouble beating all her opponents thus far in the tournament putting on a good display of consistent ground strokes and serves.

In the end Anika who made an unusual amount of unforced errors was too strong and hit some superb winners to seal the singles title.

In the doubles final the unseeded sisters combined beautifully to humble the top seeded Angelika Kurera and Sathi Silva in straight sets 6/3 6/1.

The official prize giving of the 2017 Tennis Nationals will be held at the SLTA today at 5.30 pm.