Sri Lankan girls bow out in quarters | Sunday Observer

Sri Lankan girls bow out in quarters

Savini Jayasuriya won one set was unfortunate to lose
Savini Jayasuriya won one set was unfortunate to lose

The three girls from Sri Lanka who entered the quarter-finals at the ITF Junior week 2 tennis tournament held at the SLTA courts lost to their opponents in very close games on Friday.

Anjalika Kurera (third seed) who emerged champion in the first week, lost to unseeded Chloe Chong Zhi of Malaysia in a closely contested game. She lost the first set on 4-6, but tried to come back in the second set but fell short in a closely fought set 5-7.

Top seed Qinglin Zang of China also faced stiff challenge from fourth seed Anika Seneviratne before winning narrowly 7-5, 7-6 and going into the tie breaker could obtain only four points.

Savini Jayasuriya also endeavoured to fight back after losing the first set 2-6 to Reshma Maruri of India. She won the second set on 6-4 and could only obtain six points in the tie breaker.

Results:

Quarter-finals

Qinglin Zang (China) beat Anika Seneviratne (Sri Lanka) 7-5, 7-6 (10-4).
Reshma Maruri (India) beat Savini Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka) 6-2, 4-6, (10-6)
Chloe Chong Zhi (MAS) beat Anjalika Kurera (Sri Lanka) 6-4, 7-5.
Valery Gynina (RUS) beat Isabela Carlos (PHI) 6-2, 6-2.

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