Lankan girls tame Iranian counterparts
Sri Lanka junior girls who are competing in the ITF world junior Tennis competition Asia/Oceania Pre-Qualifying Round 2022 performed well against their Iranian counterparts to win their tie yesterday at the SLTA courts. Arushi Thomas (Sri Lanka) beat Saba Kheirmanesh (Iran) 6/3 6/3 in easy straight sets while Dinara de silva (Sri Lanka) beat Yasman Yazdani (Iran) 2/6 7/6 6/4 in the second singles. The doubles match between the two countries was in progress at the time of going to press. Lankan girls will have their last match against Nepal.
Meanwhile, the Sri Lankan boys team received a walkover from their quarter-final opponents, Singapore as two Singapore players tested positive for Covid-19. Lankan boys will advance to the semi-finals and will meet Iran.