Githmi-Ivanka in Girls’ Final


Sri Lanka’s Githmi Fernando beat Venuli Jayasinghe 6/1, 6/4 to advance to the final of the girls’ category at the ATF U-14 week 1 fixtures worked off at SLTA clay courts yesterday. Venuli was blown away in the first set, but put up a fight in the second before going down.  

Ivanka Samarasinghe of the USA defeated Korea’s Seohyun Shin 6/4, 6/1 in the other semi-final to set up a final clash with Githmi. It was the other way around for Ivanka. Seohyun put up stiff resistance in the first set but meekly surrendered the second.

Meanwhile, in the men’s semis, Sri Lanka’s Saha Kapilasena went down fighting to India’s Om Verma by 6/2, 6/3, while Germany’s Louis Eliah Knese outplayed Chenul Wickramasinghe (6/2, 6/2) to advance to the final.

Both Girls’ and Boys’ finals will take centre stage today at the same venue.