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Squash boys show promise at junior Nationals

2 May, 2021
Bihandu  Nanayakkara-Manuth Dassanayake
Bihandu Nanayakkara-Manuth Dassanayake

Manuth Dassanayake (U-11) and Bihandu Nanayakkara (U-13) of Gateway College Colombo won the Age Group Championships at the recently concluded Junior National Open Squash Championships played at the Sinhalese Sports Club.

Dassanayake won the U-11 Championship when he beat Kaveen Kohombange of Stafford International School 03-01 - (11-6) (12-10) (7-11) (11-8) in the final.

Nanayakkara playing the final against Tharul Pinwatta of Royal College, won by a margin of 03-00 - (11-2) (11-2) (11-3).

Playing in the U-11 Novices, Oshadha Udumalagala secured the runner-up position losing to Risindu Perera of St. Peter’s College.

Gateway College is coached by CH Thalagala who has been responsible for training the juniors from the very beginning.