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Favourites advance to Women’s Open semis

Sethmi Sumanaweera in action-Janali Manamperi in action
Sethmi Sumanaweera in action-Janali Manamperi in action

The quarter-final line-up in the Women’s Open Singles event was completed as all favourites won their respective matches at the Hutch-HNB Clay Court Tennis Nationals, which continued at the SLTA Courts in Green Path yesterday.

However, Sethmi Sumanaweera was taken to a three-setter as she struggled to beat Nesangi Hemakumara 3-6, 6-2, 10-6 after an exciting contest.

In contrast, Janali Manamperi cruised to a convincing 6-0, 6-1 win overs Nishika Vivekanandan.

Meanwhile, Oneli Perera also had a tough quarter-final outing before she defeated Hasali Gajaba 6-7, 7-6, 10-4.

The results:

Women’s Open Singles quarter-finals: Savini Jayasuriya beat Nelani Jayasuriya 6-2, 6-1. Janali Manamperi beat Nishika Vivekanandan 6-0, 6-1. Sethmi Sumanaweera beat Nesangi Hemakumara 3-6, 6-2, 10-6. Oneli Perera beat Hasali Gajaba 6-7, 7-6, 10-4. (C.D)