Shar­mal, Ruk­mal claim Men’s Dou­bles

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - SPORTS - BY M. SHAMIL AMT

Shar­mal Dis­sanayake bagged his sec­ond ti­tle at the Clay courts Tennis Na­tion­als when he part­nered with Ruk­mal Cooray to clinch the Men’s Open dou­bles ti­tle by de­feat­ing the top seeds Ya­sitha de Silva and Sankha Athuko­rale in the fi­nal played at the SLTA Courts in Green Path, Colombo yes­ter­day.

Ear­lier, Shar­mal over­came the de­fend­ing cham­pion Di­neshkan­than Thangra­jah to bag the Men’s Open sin­gles ti­tle.

Mean­while, v. ni­laweera and Hasal Ahangama qual­i­fied to play in the Boys’ Un­der-14 fi­nal.

In the Boys’ Un­der-14 dou­bles, He­sara Ku­ruppu and Thushan Se­nanayake booked their berth into the fi­nal.

They will meet the com­bi­na­tion of Anu­jaya Abey­wick­rama and Hasal Ahangama in the fi­nal.

Re­sults (All fi­nals):

Men’s Dou­bles – Shar­mal Dis­sanayake/ruk­mal Cooray beat Ya­sitha de Silva/sankha Athuko­rala 3-6, 6-4 (10-8).

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