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Sharmal, Anika top seeds for Tennis Nationals

Sharmal Dissanayake
Sharmal Dissanayake

Sharmal Dissanayake and Anika Seneviratne are the top seeds in the Men’s and Women’s Singles, respectively, for the Sri Lanka National Tennis Championships which gets underway at the SLTA Courts in Green Path today.

Dissanayake, who is also the reigning champion, will look to retain the title for another year with the biggest challenge coming from the bottom seed Yasitha de Silva.

The other players who are capable of creating an upset are third seed Sankha Atukorale, fourth seed Dumindu Dilum, and fifth seed Thehan Wijemanne.

Meanwhile, Anika is the favourite to clinch the Women’s Singles title after defending champion Anjalika Kurera pulled out from the event due to examinations.

Anika will receive stiff opposition from the bottom seed Janali Kawya, third seed Savini Jayasuriya, and fourth seed Rukshika Wijesooriya.