Anika Seneviratne, Anjalika Kurera and Sharmal Dissanayake were knocked out of the Women’s and Men’s Tennis singles at the Asian Games in Jakarta Indonesia, a short while ago.

Anika and Sharmal score Sri Lanka’s first victories

Anika Seneviratne and Sharmal Dissanayake secured their..

Seneviratne recorded her round of 64 win yesterday against Ariun-Erdene Erdenebileg of Mongolia with scores of 6/1, 6/2. She squared off against Zhang Shuai of China in her Round of 32 match this morning, and faced defeat in under an hour. Scores read 6/1, 6/2.

Anjalika Kurera faced Kato Miyu of Japan in her Round of 32 clash. Miyu wasted no time in registering a win to proceed to the Pre-quarterfinals in the Women’s singles. Anjalika was only able to get a game out of Miyu as the scores read 6/0, 6/1.

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In the Men’s category, Sharmal Dissanayake faced off against Uchiyama Yasutaka of Japan.  Yasutaka emerged victorious, ending the Lankan’s stint in the singles, with a 6/3, 6/1 victory.

Dissanayake partnered Yasitha De Silva to play their debut match in the Men’s doubles this evening against Kazakhstan pair Kabhibulin and Nedovyesov. The Lankans faced an early exit in the tournament, in a tight but unfortunate clash ending 6/4, 6/2.

Anjalika and Anika faced a similar fate at the Women’s doubles match, which was worked off this afternoon.  Nari Kim and Nalae Han of Korea thrashed the ladies out of contention 6/1, 6/0.

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