Tennis: Sharmal down fancied Athukorale to win Queens Open Men’s Singles

17 January 2015 - 57   - 0

Fourth seeded Sharmal Dissanayake recorded an upset win over fancied top seeded player Sanka Athukorala in the final to emerge champion of the 3rd Queen’s Open ‘A’ Grade Tennis Championship played at the Queens Club tennis court in Bauddaloka Mawatha, Colombo on Saturday (17).   Sharmal came into the final having recorded another fine win over second seeded Dineshkanthan Thangarajah in the tough semi-final encounter played four days ago.   The top seeded Sanka who was expected to prevail in a close tussle was way behind his true form as Sharmal rattled his opponent with the minimum of fuss with a three set to nil victory in the five set final.   Meanwhile Medhira Samarasinghe who clinched the women’s open title went on to win a double when she partnered Sanka Athukorala to defeat the top seeded pair of Dineshkanthan Thangarajah and Amritha Muttiah to clinch the mixed double final.   Results:   Men’s Single final: Sharmal Dissanayake beat Sanka Athukorala 3-0 (6/2, 6/0, 6/2)   Mixed Doubles final: Sanka Athukorala/Medhira Samarasinghe beat Dineshkanthan Thangarajah/Amritha Muttiah 2-0 (6/3, 6/0)

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