Sanka advances to semis
Sanka Athukorala overcame Savith Weerasinghe in two straight sets (6/3 7/5) to advance to the Men’s Open semi-finals at the ongoing Tennis Nationals 2020 at SLTA hard courts.
Sanka who has been in good touch in the tournament so far put up another stellar performance to dominate his opponent,and pocketed the first set quite comfortably.
Continuing his brilliant form and playing with supreme confidence, Sanka continued to go for his shots from the outset in the decider, in addition to effectively employing the drop shot, which drew repeated errors from his opponent to wrap up the second set 7-5.
Meanwhile, in the Women’s open category Anika Senevirathne, Savini Jayasuriya and JanaliManamperi got the better of Tuvini deAlwis (6/1 6/1), OneliPerera (6/4 6/1) and Nishka Vivekanandan (6/0 6/0) to book their slots in the semi final.