Musaeus College shine bright at Colombo regional Tennis Tens | Daily News

Musaeus College shine bright at Colombo regional Tennis Tens

Green Ball champion Musaeus College team: Front row kneeling from left - Binudi Hettiarachchi, Yasali Ratnayake, Sithmi Gunadasa, Ashwida Jayasinghe, Vinithya Dharmaratne, Ishini Rajapase, Pravindi Dharmaratne and Dewanji Jayawardena. Second row standing from left - Shalisa Jhonson, Senuji Warakaulla, Lehansa Hettiarachchi, Januli Maliyadda, Sanuka Somathilaka, Inuki Jayaweera, Yasitha Alwis, Chathuli Jayasekara, Ruhini Jayaweera, Thenushi Kariyawasam and Sanoli Kariyawasam. Back row - coaches
Green Ball champion Musaeus College team: Front row kneeling from left - Binudi Hettiarachchi, Yasali Ratnayake, Sithmi Gunadasa, Ashwida Jayasinghe, Vinithya Dharmaratne, Ishini Rajapase, Pravindi Dharmaratne and Dewanji Jayawardena. Second row standing

Musaeus College junior tennis team shone bright at the recently concluded Colombo Regional Tennis Tens competition by emerging champions of Green Ball (9-10 years) and Orange Ball (8 years) categories while becoming the runner-up in Red Ball (6-7 years) category.

Musaeus College 'Gold' won the Green Ball category title beating Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo by 3/2 in the final and Musaeus girls went on to bag Orange Ball crown defeating Bishops College by 3/0. The lowest age category Red Ball event saw the Holy Family Convent, Bambalapitiya becoming the champions while Musaeus College secured the runner-up slot.

Musaeus competed with Bishops College, Visakha Vidyalaya, St. Bridgets Convent and Holy Family Convent - Bambalapitiya and Methodist College in the Colombo region Orange Ball tournament while the Green Ball tournament lined up 10 teams including Museaus 'Gold', Museaus 'Blue', HFC - Bambalapitiya, Visakha Vidyalaya 'A', Visakha Vidyalaya 'B', Bishops College 'A', Bishops College 'B', St. Bridgets Convent 'A', Bridgets Convent 'B' and Methodist College.

The all island level 'B' division tournaments will commence on October 22 while the 'A' division will start on October 27 in Colombo.

Musaeus lasses displayed a great improvement in the sport of tennis during the recent past under the guidence of their dynamic coach Ganendran Subramaniam who is an ITF/USPT qualified coach and their Assistant coach Prageeth Polgampola.

The Tennis Tens progrmme is an initiative by the Sri Lanka tennis association aimed at grooming young tennis talent in Sri Lanka.

It comprises three regional tournaments covering distant regions of the country where the regional qualifiers will be battle for supremacy in the grand final event to be held in Colombo. The other two regional events, Negambo and Kurunegala were already completed. 


 

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