Buddhadasa and Ranchagoda dominate Western Province TT

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Western Province Table-Tennis

The Western Province Ranking Table Tennis Championship that concluded on the 4th of December 2016 saw 12-year-old  Sanaya Buddhadasa of Visakha Vidyalaya and fifteen-year-old Thisas Ranchgoda of Royal College emerging as the Most Outstanding Players in the Women’s and Men’s categories respectively.

The competition that was worked off at the S. Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia Indoor Sports Complex by the Western Province Table Tennis Association in association with the Nugegoda Table Tennis Club saw two days of intense action with new winners emerging through the ranks.

In the Men’s singles, Rohan Sirisena of Stag TT Academy defeated Milinda Lakshitha of Ping Pong Academy to win the title. The scores read 11/8, 11/8 and 14/12.

It was Sanaya Buddhadasa of Visakha who secured the Women’s singles winning the final against Jithara Warnakulasooriya of Ladies’ College 11/7, 11/8 and 11/3.

Fifteen-year-old Thisas Ranchagoda of Royal College won the under 18 boys’ singles final as he defeated his counterpart Helitha Hendavitharana after a closely contested final. The final score read 10/12, 12/10, 11/07 & 11/06.

Ranchagoda went on to win the under 15 doubles encounter teaming up with Kavindu Suranga as well. The duo beat Helitha Hendavitharana and Helika Adikari 11/6, 13/11. Hendawitharana, went on to win the under 15 boys’ singles defeating Senura Silva of Ananda College 13/11, 11/13, 11/08, 12/10.

In addition to the outstanding player awards, Jithara Warnakulasooriya of Ladies’ College and Senura Silva of Ananda College were adjudged Most Promising Players in the respective categories.

Results from the finals:

Men’s Singles: Rohan Sirisena of Stag TT Academy  bt Milinda Lakshitha of Ping Pong Academy  

11/08, 11/08, 14 /12

Women’s Singles:  Sanaya Buddhadasa  of   Visakha Vidyalaya Colombo bt  Jithara Warnakulasooriya of Ladies College, Colombo – 11/07 , 11/08, 11/03

Under 18 Boy’s Singles :  Thisas  Ranchagoda of  Royal College Colombo bt Helitha Hendavitharana  of Royal College, Colombo – 10/12 , 12/10, 08/ 11, 11/07 , 11 / 06

Under 18  Girl’s   Singles :  Nathasha Sandavinee of   Visaka Vidyalaya Colombo bt  Jithara Warnakulasooriya  of Ladies College, Colombo – ,08/11,  11/08, 09/11, 11/03, 12/10 .

Under 15 Boy’s Singles : Helitha Hendavitharana of Royal College, Colombo bt  Senura Silva  of Ananda College Colombo  – 13/11,  11/13, 11/08, 12/10

Under 15 Girl’s   Singles :  Jithara Warnakulasooriya of Ladies College, Colombo bt   Tharindi Perera of  Viharamahadevi Balika Vidyalaya, Kiribathgoda – 11/06 ,  11/06 , 11/08  

Under 12 Boy’s Singles :  Senura Silva of  Ananda College Colombo bt  Sahiru Munasinghe  of Bandaranaike College, Gampaha – , 11/09 , 11/ 06 , 11/08

Under 12 Girl’s   Singles :  Sanaya Buddadasa of Visakha Vidyalaya Colombo bt Fathmath Deema Ali of Royal Institute , Colombo– 11/08 , 08/11, 11/06 , 11/09

Under 10 Boy’s Singles :  Sanuth Jayasumana of Lyceum International , Gampaha bt Thisum Gamage  of Ananda College Colombo – 12/10 , 03/11, , 11/09

Under 10 Girl’s   Singles :  Fathmath Deema Ali of Royal Institute , Colombo bt Oneli Lehansa of Musaeus College, Colombo – 11/06, 11/05

Under 08 Boy’s   Singles Kakeru Hennayake – Ananda College Colombo bt   Dewmeth Weerasena of Lyceum International, Nugegoda  –– 11/04, 11/04

Under 08 Girl’s   Singles : Sandinthie Jayasinghe of  Musaeus College, Colombo bt Mishanthi Padeniya of  Visakha Vidyalaya Colombo – 11/05,  11/05

Under 15 Boy’s Doubles : Kavindu Suranga / Thisas  Ranchagoda of  Royal College Colombo bt Helitha

Hendavitharana / Helika Adikary of  Royal College Colombo – 11/06, 13/11

Under 15 Girl’s Doubles :Vilanya Dulmini (Visakha Vidyalaya Colombo)  / Ayla Chitty ( Ladies College,

Colombo)bt  Jithara Warnakulasooriya (  Ladies College, Colombo) / Nethmi Hettiarachchi ( Holy Cross College, Gampaha)13/11, 12/14, 11/08