Wijebandara cruises to fourth round | Sunday Observer

Wijebandara cruises to fourth round

28 March, 2021
Vibuda Wijebandara
Vibuda Wijebandara

Vibuda Wijebandara produced a fine performance to reach the fourth round of the Men’s Open singles event at the Hutch-HNB Clay Court Tennis Nationals, which continued at the SLTA Courts in Sir Marcus Fernando Mawatha yesterday.

Wijebandara was in tremendous form as he demolished Hesara Kuruppu in straight sets 6-0, 6-1 in his third round encounter.

The other favourites to join the line-up were Dumindu Dilum, Sanka Athukorala, Dilvan Herath and Zahid Zihar recording straight set victories.

Men's Open

(singles 3rd round):

Dumindu Dilum beat Manesh Kajan 6-2, 6-2.

Sanka Athukorala beat Wenuka Kithnula 6-1, 6-0.

Vibuda Wijebandara beat Hesara Kuruppu 6-0, 6-1.

Dilvan Hearth beat Thilina Dissanayake 6-3, 6-3.

Zahid Zihar beat Sean Sanderson 6-4, 6-4.

Girls’ U-16: Dhamna Methsadani beat Brinda Fernando 6-3, 6-4. (CGD)