Ganuka, Lithum win first round singles
Two promising players of Sri Lanka, Ganuka Fernando and Lithum Jayabandu recorded victories at the boys singles matches over Mongolian players at the ITF world junior Tennis Asia/ Oceania pre qualifying round competition which started at SLTA courts yesterday.Ganuka Fernando beat Mandakh Davaadash of Mongolia with two straight sets 6/1, 6/1 in the first single game of the team event while Lithum Jayabanda outclassed Mongolian Sanompuntsag Enkhjargal 6/2, 6/0. Meanwhile at the boys double game Ganuka partnered with Baasith Vader the Sri Lankan pair defeated Mongolian pair Sanompuntsag and Zolbay Ar Ganbold with two sets 6/3 6/3.
Thirteen countries are taking part in the boys team event while nine countries are taking part in the girls team event .
Sri Lanka, Mongolia and Pakistan are in the same Group A in the boys competition while at the girls competition Sri Lanka, Mongolia and Singapore are in same group ‘B’. (D.R)
1st single: Ganuka Fernando (Sri Lanka) beat Mandakh Davaadash (Mongolia) 6/16/1
2nd single: Lithum Jayabandu (Sri Lanka) beat Sonompuntsag Enkhjargal(Mongolia) 6/2 6/0
Doubles : Ganuka Fernando/ Baasith Vader (Sri Lanka) beat Sonompuntsag/zolbay Ar Ganbold ( Mongolia) 6/3 6/3