Dhiraagu Invitational Tennis Championship 2023 was held in Maldives from November 21 to 25, featuring more than 45 young players from 4 different countries. Among them, Sri Lanka had a formidable representation of 12 skilled players entering the competition.
The 12 Sri Lankan contingent were Mayooran Kubherene, Ajesh Kajan, Sandithi Usgodaarachchi, Siyara Devapriya, Ganuka Fernando, Sandas Usgodaarachchi, Ruvi Rajakaruna, Dulkini Ranasinghe, Zaid Zihar, Methven Wijemanne, Saajida Razik and Anitra Dharmaratne.
The achievements of the Sri Lankan players were nothing short of outstanding, dominating various categories across the Boys and Girls divisions.
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Boys U 14 Doubles
Champion – Kajan Ajesh / Ibrahim
Runner Up – Mayooran Kubherane/ Adam Aal
Boys U 16 Singles
Champion – Ganuka Fernando
Runner Up – Sandas Usgodarachchi
Boys Under 16 Doubles
Champion – Sandas Usgoarachchi / Daoud Shaheeb
Boys Under 18 Singles
Champion – Zaid Zihar
Runner Up – Methwan Wijemanne
Boys Under 18 Doubles
Champion – Methvan Wijemanne/ Ayyub Shaheeb
Runner Up – Ganuka Fernando/ Raudhak Maumoon
Girls Under 14 Singles
Champion – Sandithi Usgoarachchi
Girls Under 16 Doubles
Champion – Ruvi Lewkebandara / Aara Aasaal
Girls Under 18 Singles
Champion – Saajida Razeek
Runner Up – Anitra Dharmaratne
Girls Under 18 Doubles
Champion – Saajida Razeek / Ayesh Zoya
Runner Up – Anitra Dharmaratne/Aliya Roshad
The performance of the Sri Lankan players not only reflects their individual talent but also highlights the collective strength of tennis in Sri Lanka. As these young athletes continue to make waves on the international stage, the future of Sri Lankan tennis looks bright. This achievement at Dhiraagu Invitational Tennis Championship 2023 adds another chapter to the nation’s growing tennis.