The Sri Lankan Junior National Women’s Tennis Team pulled off a spectacular week of top class performances on court at the pre-qualifying rounds of the Junior Fed Cup Tennis Tournament 2018, held in Colombo this past week.

Lankan pride remains unbeaten

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A team of three young ladies, Savini Jayasuriya, Anjalika Kurera and Oneli Perera took on four top nations which included 11 rubbers in total. Not only did they finish the tournament on top, they upheld an impressive unbeaten streak throughout the week. The team was led by former National Davis Cup veteran Dineshkanthan Thangarajah.

Sri Lanka was pooled into Group ‘A’ for the round-robin with the Maldives and Vietnam. The hosts wasted no time in registering straight set wins against both nations in all rubbers to top the group and move on to play for the top six positions. Two more countries faced the wrath of Sri Lanka as the team posed as an untouchable threat. Firstly, Philippines lost shamelessly on Friday in straight quick sets and sent Sri Lanka direct to the final round to fight for the top throne.

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Savini Jayasuriya started the day for her team on a high with a 6/2, 6/2 victory over Trisha Mulani in the second single rubber. The first single was the only tough escapade for Sri Lanka and out went Anjalika Kurera to take up the challenge to drive the Sri Lanka home. After a 2 1/5 hour battle, Kurera survived a three-set thriller (7/5, 4/6, 6/2) taking her teammates to a sweet victory. Coach Thangarajah and the team have earned their place in the final-qualifying round of the 2018 Junior Fed Cup Championship and will travel to Malaysia next month.

“I’m a very proud captain today; We pulled off a great week of tennis and finished with the best result we could have got. The girls performed exceptionally with steady form and we hope to make a difference in Malaysia next month” A delighted captain, Dineshkanthan Thangarajah, told on their week of victories.

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On another note, the Junior Davis Cup team finished fourth in the rankings losing out to Pakistan, Pacific Oceania and Vietnam for the top three spots. The boys’ performance did not buy them a spot in the final qualifying rounds and their time in the 2018 take in the Junior Davis Cup Championship will, unfortunately, draw to a close.

Caption – Sri Lanka Junior Davis Cup Team 2018