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Usgodaarachchi and Diyunuge triumph in Girls Doubles

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In a thrilling victory, Sandithi Usgodaarachchi and Akeesa Diyunuge of Sri Lanka emerged as champions in the Girls Doubles Championship during the First Week of the ITF Asia 14 and Under Development Championship 2024. The tournament, organized by the Asian Tennis Federation, concluded yesterday in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Competing in the Regional Qualifying Event for South Asia, South East Asia, and East Asia, the Sri Lankan pair claimed the title by defeating their opponents 2-0 in the final. The scorelines were 6-4 and 6-2 in favor of the Sri Lankan duo.

Representing Musaeus College and Newstead College respectively, Usgodaarachchi and Diyunuge teamed up in the Girls Doubles Segment to overcome the pair of Annya Norbet and Bhin Nihen. In Girls Singles, Annaya Norbet secured the runner-up position, facing defeat against the top-seeded Naba Nishan of Maldives with a scoreline of 6-1 and 6-0.

Akeesa Diyunuge showcased her skills in the Girls Singles category, securing the third-place position by defeating the second-seeded N Huynh of Vietnam. The scoreline favored the Sri Lankan player, ending 4-1, 2-4, 12-10. In the Boys Doubles category, Risith Somarathna and Ashlin de Silva claimed the runners-up position, while the championship title went to Tien Anh Le and Tuan Phong Vu of Vietnam with a scoreline of 6-4 and 6-1.

Somaratna of Ananda College secured the third place in Boys Singles, winning the match by 4-1 and 4-0.

With the participation of seven countries, including Vietnam, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Bhutan, Mongolia, and Brunei, the first week of the tournament took place from January 8 to 12. The second week is scheduled to commence on January 15 and will conclude on January 19.

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