Luka, Savini claim Men’s and Women’s titles
Savini Jayasuriya of Gateway College, Colombo powered her way to the women’s singles crown with a well-deserved 6-1, 6-4 win over Janali Manamperi at the SSC Open Tennis Championship at SLTA courts yesterday.
Despite the excellent rallies and deft touches from both competitors, it was Savini who continued to come away with the points. It led to a couple of early breaks and then eventually a shutout in the opening set. Savini playing with extreme confidence dominated from the get go and claimed the first set with ease.
Things were much more competitive in the second set, with Janali finding her rhythm and playing with more confidence, but Savini proved too good for her with her back hand shots and drop shots, which forced her opponent to make too many errors in the decider. It was a dominant performance from Savini who produced a carbon copy of the first set to claim the second set (6-4) and match with ease.
Meanwhile, Luka Knese added another major title to his account when he upset Vibuda Wijebandara (3/6 6/0 6/1) in a thrilling three setter to clinch the men’s singles title.