Anika Seneviratne into ITF Sunchang quarterfinals

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Anika Seneviratne

Sri Lanka’s tennis prodigy, Anika Seneviratne progressed to the quarterfinals of the ITF Sunchang International Junior Championships played in South Korea.

ITF Junior Circuit: Anika Seneviratne falls a hurdle short

Sri Lanka’s Anika Seneviratne fell one hurdle behind the all-important final of the ITF Junior..

The ITF Sunchang Championship is a continuation series of the ITF Junior series organised by the international body and is a junior ranking tournament that awards players ranking points.

Fifteen-year-old Anika who currently claims the 996th spot in the ITF Junior World ranking, got a bye from the first round but had to battle it out with Korean national Sun Woo Youn in the second round.

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Losing the first set 2-6 to her Korean counterpart, Anika fought back comprehensively to win the second and third sets 6-2, 6-2 respectively. With this win, she will be facing a tougher opponent who also hails from Korea in the quarter finals.

The top-seeded player in the tournament Hyeran Yun stays in between Anika and the semifinals and it would be a tough battle on the court for young Seneviratne to counter. Yun claims ownership to the 488th position in the ITF table.