Sri Lanka off to a winning start

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Sri Lanka were off to a dominant start when they outplayed Bangladesh 3-0 in a first-round fixture of the ongoing Davis Cup by Rakuten 2022 being played at Sri Lanka Tennis Association (SLTA) Clay Courts.

In the first singles, Yasitha de Silva got the better of Ranjan Ram in straight sets (6-3, 6-0), while Harshana Godamanne had no difficulty in beating Rubel Hossain (6-1, 6-3). 

In the doubles, Thehan Wijemanne teamed up with Chathurya Nilaweera to stun Bangladesh’s Kawsar Ali and Rana 6-0, 6-1.

Sri Lanka will next meet Kyrgyzstan on 11 August.  

The Davis cup by Rakuten 2022 commenced yesterday (8) and will continue till 13 August with the participation of 7 countries.

The host team Sri Lanka are slotted in Group ‘A’ along with Bangladesh and Kyrgyzstan, while Iraq, Yemen, Maldives and Brunei battle it out in Group ‘B’. 

(MS)