106th Colombo Championship Tennis Tournament 2021: Thehan clinches opens men’s title in thriller
Thehan Wijemanne of Royal College edged out Chathurya Nilaweera in a thrilling three setter (6/4, 4/6, 10/7) to clinch the Men’s open title at the 106th Colombo Championship Tennis Tournament 2021 yesterday.
Thehan found his best level when it mattered most in the first set. The youngster landed multiple aces, ripped a forehand winner from outside the tramline and forced his opponent into backhand errors to dominate proceedings and take a one-set lead.
Despite the excellent rallies and deft touches from both competitors in the second set, it was Chathurya who bounced back to come away with the points and register a win in the second set.
Heading into the third set, Thehan once again found his momentum and played aggressively to claim the third set and the match after a thrilling contest.
Meanwhile, Gehansa Methnadi of Musaeus College defeated Movindi Fernando 4/1, 4/1 in the U-12 girls semi final fixture.