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Nesangi, Dinara to clash in Girls’ U-16 final

Nesangi Hemakumara in action
Nesangi Hemakumara in action

Dinara de Silva and Nesangi Hemakumara set up a final showdown in the Girls’ Under-16 Singles after recording convincing victories in their respective semi-finals of the National Tennis Championships, continued at the SLTA Clay Courts in Green Path yesterday.

However, Dinara of St. Bridget’s Convent went through some anxious moments initially, before she overcame Ruvi Lewkebandara 7-5, 6-1 after an exciting contest.

Ruvi did well to stretch the first set to a tiebreaker before going down fighting but Dinara made amends for the early setback and went on to add the finishing touches more convincingly.

Meanwhile, Nesangi Hemakumara of Bishop’s College had the satisfaction of recording a smashing 6-1, 6-4 victory over Oneli Samarawickrama in the other semi-final encounter.

The results

Girls’ Under-16 Singles semi-finals: Dinara de Silva beat Ruvi Lewkebandara 7-5, 6-1. Nesangi Hemakumara beat Oneli Samarawickrama 6-1, 6-4.

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