Krishan Wickramarthna received the lads’s singles desk tennis title.
Mahiepala Herath All Island Desk Tennis Match
Outdated Vidyartha’s Krishan Wickramarthna and Navy’s Muthumali Priyadarshani received the lads’s and ladies’s singles titles respectively of the annual Mahiepala Herath All Island Desk Tennis Match concluded on the Municipal Council Indoor Stadium, Kegalle on Sunday.
Wickramarthna beat Ananda Faculty participant Senura Silva 12-10, 11-6, 6-11, 11-9 in a tense last to win the title because the Desk Tennis fraternity ended the competitors drought over the weekend.
Silva who lately acquired a scholarship from Crysbro by a Nationwide Olympic Committee initiative reached the ultimate by ousting College of Sri Jayewardenepura champion Chameera Ginige (11-5, 11-6, 12-10) within the semi-final.
Eventual champion Wickramarthna edged out Milinda Lakshitha (OMBC Options Non-public Ltd) 11-8, 11-9, 14-16, 17-15 within the semis.
Within the ladies’s last, Priyadarshani beat Girls Faculty participant Jithara Warnakulasooriya in a 5 set thriller scoring 8-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-9, 11-2. The ladies’s singles have been performed on Saturday.
Whereas Priyadarshani beat Ishara Madurangi (Sri Lanka Ports Authority) 7-11, 11-9, 11-6, September 11, 12-10 for her last berth, Warnakulasooriya beat Bimandhi Bandara (Hillwood Faculty, Kandy) 11-9, 11-9, 11-6 in her semi-final.
Solely the singles occasions have been performed at this championship with some 103 gamers competing for the lads’s title.
Kanaka Herath, president of the Desk Tennis Affiliation of Sri Lanka was the chief visitor on the finals and distributed certificates and problem trophies to the winners.
Issuing a press release, the Desk Tennis Affiliation of Sri Lanka mentioned that it has launched an formidable program to conduct all of the 2020 tournaments which couldn’t be held because of the Covid 19 pandemic.