22nd Asia Table Tennis: Sri Lanka disappoints in individual events

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22nd Asia Table Tennis

The Sri Lankan contingent at the 22nd Asia Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Championship could not live up to expectations once again in the individual events after their disappointing run in the team events.

Facing tough competition, Sri Lanka registered only two wins out of the 11 singles matches that were played. The three players from Sri Lanka in the junior boys’ division; Udaya Ranasinghe, Krishan Wickramarathna, Dishanka Tennakoon and Supun Warusawithana could not progress forward in their respective groups.

Champion paddler Udaya Ranasinghe lost both his matches in the group. He went down to Kim Song of People Republic of Korea and Xu Haidong of China. The other two competitors Supun Warusawithana and Krishan Wickramarathna were able to win one match each but neither of them did enough to advance through to the next stage.

Supun Warusawithana won against Allail Ali of Saudi Arabia 11-8, 11-8, 11-5 and Wickramarathna defeated Kazakhstan national Almutairi 11-6, 11-5, 7-11, 4-11, 11-7.

In the Girls’ category, Sri Lanka enlisted four players, Hansani Piumila, Chamathsara Fernando, Sheshala Bandara and Muthumali Priyadarshani. Captain Hansani Piumila was the only successful player out of the lot, winning her first match against Tan En of Singapore 11-7, 11-7, 8-11, & 11-5. She lost her other match against Japanese national Shiomi Maki and the rest of the players also didn’t find the winning rhythm in their games.

Full list of results:

Junior Boys’ Singles Matches (Group Match)

(Group 9) Udaya Ranasingha(SRI) lost to Kim song (PRK) :- 05/11, 09/11, 08/11
(Group 9) Udaya Ranasingha (SRI) lost to Xu Haidong (CHN) :- 11/07, 05/11, 03/11, 02/11
(Group 10) Supuna Warusawithana (SRI) lost to Hwang Minha(KOR) :- 06/11, 07/11, 08/11
(Group 10) Supuna Warusawithana (SRI) lost to Pande (IND) :- 16/14, 07/11, 06/11, 07/11
(Group 10) Supuna Warusawithana (SRI) won by Allail Ali (KSA) :- 11/08, 11/08, 11/05
(Group 13) Krishan Wickramarathna (SRI) lost to Kwan Man(HKG) :- 09/11, 04/11, 09/11
(Group 13) Krishan Wickramarathna (SRI) lost to Coa Wai(CHN) :- 05/11, 07/11, 05/11
(Group 13) Krishan Wickramarathna (SRI) won by Almutairi (KAZ) :- 11/06, 11/05, 07/11, 04/11, 11/07
(Group 14) Dishanka Tennakoon (SRI) lost to Lin Yun (TPE) :- 06/11, 06/11, 14/16
(Group 14) Dishanka Tennakoon (SRI) lost to Baek Hogyun(KOR) :- 03/11, 12/14, 11/13
(Group 14) Dishanka Tennakoon (SRI) lost to Kenzhigulov(KAZ) :- 09/11, 08/11, 11/09, 06/11

Junior Girls’ Singles Matches (Group Match)

(Group 1) Hansani Kapugeekiyana(SRI) won by Tan En (SIN) – 11/07, 11/07, 08/11, 11/05
(Group 1) Hansani Kapugeekiyana(SRI) lost to Shiomi Maki (JPN) :- 06/11, 03/11, 04/11
(Group 6) Chamathsara Fernando(SRI) lost to Choi Yelin(KOR) :- 05/11, 06/11, 05/11
(Group 6) Chamathsara Fernando(SRI) lost to Calange Ravichandi(IND) :- 12/10, 06/11, 04/11, 04/11
(Group 12) Sheshala Bandara(SRI) lost to Sawettabut(THA) :- 07/11, 04/11, 03/11
(Group 12) Sheshala Bandara(SRI) lost to Shi Xunyao(CHN) :- 02/11, 07/11, 06/11
(Group 12) Sheshala Bandara(SRI) won by Azatova (KAZ) :- 11/07, 11//07, 11/03
(Group 13) Muthumali Salpahdoru(SRI) lost to Ko Un(PRK) :- 04/11, 02/11, 05/11
(Group 13) Muthumali Salpahdoru(SRI) lost to Liu Qi(HKG) :- 07/11, 04/11, 04/11
(Group 13) Muthumali Salpahdoru(SRI) lost to Akashewa(KAZ) :- 07/11, 07/11, 02/11