Methwan, Lisal sweep Boys’ U-16 doubles title 


Methwan Wijemanne (Royal College) teamed up with Lisal Goonetilleke (S. Thomas) to edge Sandaru Guruge and Kajan Udayachandran in a thrilling three setter (4/1, 2/4, 10/05) to bag the Boys Under-16 doubles title at the 107th Colombo Tennis Championship worked off at SLTA clay courts. 

Earlier, Methwan also won the Under-16 Boys’ singles title defeating Thilina Dissanayake 7/5, 6/3. 

Into the Girls Under-16 doubles final, Oneli Samarawickrame and Hesara Imihamy (Newstead College) got the better of Yasinta Warnasuriya and Sashika Chandrasiri 4/1, 1/4, 10/5 in a three setter. 

Meanwhile, in the Girls’ Under-14 doubles final, Gehansa Methnadi (Museaus College) teamed up with Githmi Fernando (Ave Maria Convent) to outplay Yuhansa Peries and Movindi Fernando 4/1, 4/0. 

In the Boys’ Under-14 doubles final, Methika Wickramasinghe (Ananda College) and Aahil Kaleel (S. Thomas) defeated Jamal Sabry and Louis Knese 4/1, 4/0. 

In the mixed doubles final, Neyara Weerawansa and Archana Lokuge stunned Dilvan Herath and Hasali Gajaba 4/6, 7/6, 10/8 in a closely fought contest.