Sri Lanka’s most promising young squash player Druvinka Perera of Royal College held onto his Under 19 Boys’ Junior National title while Sameera Deen of Holy Family Convent claimed her maiden title in the Under 19 Girls’ category at the 30th Junior National Squash Championship 2019 held from the 12th to the 16th of October at the Air Force squash courts, Rathmalana.
Having won the title last year Druvinka Perera of Royal College faced his national teammate and the school-mate Methmal Wood in the Under 19 Boys’ final. The champ surpassed Wood with a thrilling four set (3-1) victory, with the scores reading 11/7, 11/11/6, 3/11, 11/4. This was Druvinka’s second consecutive victory in the junior national under 19 category and it will also be his final one. Meanwhile D.H.T.Randina won 3rd place in the Under 19 Boys’ category.
The Under 19 Women’s Category final was battled out between 17-year-old Sameera Deen of Holy Family Convent Bambalapitiya and 15-year-old and Under 15 Girls’ champion Chanithma Sinaly. The first two sets were won by Sameera 11/5, 11/9 and the third set was won by Chanithma to keep the momentum in the game. However, Sameera managed to win the 4th set 12/10 and claim the title. Meanwhile Yeheni Kuruppu defeated Y.Abeysundara in the Under 19 girls’ category for the 3rd – 4th playoff.
The Boys’ under 17 final was won by M.I.H.Asmone of D.S.Senanayake College defeating D.H.T.Randina of Nalanda College.
Most Promising Player of the Year (Girls’) 2019 was awarded to one of the youngest in the national women’s team Anargi Perera of Visakha Vidyalaya. Most Promising Player of the Year (Boys’) 2019 was awarded to the D.H.T Randina of Nalanda College.