Yasitha and Anika win Singles | Sunday Observer

Yasitha and Anika win Singles

30 August, 2020
Anika Seneviratne in full flight
Anika Seneviratne in full flight

Yasitha de Silva and Anika Seneviratne emerged men’s and women’s Singles tennis champions respectively at the clay court National final at the SLTA courts yesterday.

The victory marked Anika Seneviratne’s third successive year when she registered an easy straight sets victory over Savini Jayasuriya 6-2, 6-1 in the final that lasted just over an hour.

The victory displayed how much Anika dominated the game throughout the three years. Her triumph over Savini was just a formality match without any stiff resistance.

The 25-year-old former Nalandian Yasitha de Silva played a well composed game with a little bit of aggression to win the first set easily on 6-2.

But it was a different match in the second set with the younger Savit Weerasinghe making a determined comeback.

The USA based Weerasinghe made some accurate placements to force his opponent into making a few mistakes.

The scoring went like a pendulum and after a hard fought contest De Silva emerged victorious 7-5. (TBR)