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Ranasinghe grabs Triple at TT Nationals turning new phase in career

Most outstanding players Hansani Oiumali and Udaya Ranasinghe
Most outstanding players Hansani Oiumali and Udaya Ranasinghe

Udaya Ranasinghe of Vidyartha College Old boys TT club won the Triple crown at the 73rd National Table Tennis Championship which was held at S. Thomas’ Indoor Stadium in Mount Lavinia last week.

Ranasinghe defeated Supun Warusawithana of the University of Moratuwa in a four-setter game 11/7, 11/7, 11/7 and 12/10 to clinch the Open men’s title while at the Men’s double final Ranasinghe partnered Nirmala Jayasinghe of MAS Intimates and beat Rohan Sirisena of STAG TT Academy and Chameera Ginige of University of Sri Jayawardenapura in a hard fought four setter game.

Meanwhile Ranasinghe won his Triple crown with the Mixed Doubles final with Bimandi Bandara of Hillwood College Kandy. They defeated Sajith Kavinda and Nuwani Navodya of the Army 11/7, 11/9, 11/8. Hansani Kapugeekiyana of the Navy emerged Open women’s champion defeating Jithara Warnakulasuriya of Ladies College Colombo 4/2.

Former National champion Ishara Madurangi together with Nuwani Navodya won the women’s Doubles after a five setter game over Bimandi Bandara and Ayla Chitty of Ladies College. Udaya Ranasinghe and Hansani Piyumila Kapugeekiyana were adjudged the Most Outstanding players of the tournament.

Final Results: Men’s Singles

Udaya Ranasinghe of Vidyartha College Old Boys TT Club beat Supuna Warusawithana of the University of Moratuwa 11/07, 11/07, 11/ 07, 12/10

Women’s Singles

Hansani Kapugeekiyana of the Navy beat Jithara Warnakulasuriya of Ladies College 11/6, 11/9, 11/9, 8/11, 8/11, 11/9

Men’s Doubles

Udaya Ranasinghe of Vidyartha College Old boys TT Club and Nirmala Jayasinghe of MAS Intimates beat Rohan Sirisena (STAG Table Tennis Academy) and Chameera Ginige (University of Sri Jayewardenepura) 11/5, 13/11, 6/11, 16/14

Women’s Doubles -

Ishara Madurangi (Ports Authority ) and Nuwani Nawodya of Army beat Bimandi Bandara (Hillwood College Kandy) and Ayla Chitty (Ladies College) 5/11, 11/7, 11/7, 4/11, 11/6

Mixed Doubles -

Udya Ranasinghe (Vidyartha Old Boys TT Club) and Bimandi Bandara (Hillwood College Kandy) beat Sajith Kavinda and Nuwani Navodya of Army 11/7, 11/9, 11/8

Consolation Men’s Singles -

Vinuka Gunawardena of Royal College beat Kasun Nilanga of Army 11/08, 11/05

Consolation Women’s Singles -

Sandinthie Jayasinghe (Musaeus College) beat Tharidi Thamasha of Vihara Maha Devi BMV Kiribathgoda 11/04, 11/09 

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