St. Peter’s and Stafford duo reach First Capital SSC finals

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Colombo, Jan 16, 9.30PM – St. Peter’s College’s tennis ace, Ganuka Fernando, and Nithila Gunatilleke from Stafford International School are preparing for an exciting final in the Under-18 category of the First Capital SSC Open Tennis Championship at the SSC Tennis Courts.

Ganuka Fernando earned his spot in the finals after a hard-fought battle against Thilina Dissanayake, clinching victory with a 2-1 scoreline of 2/6, 7/6, and 7/5. Meanwhile, Nithila Gunatilleke secured her finals berth with a 2-0 win against Methvan Wijemanne of Royal College, boasting scores of 7/5 and 6/3.

In the Girls Under-18 category, Inuki Jayaweera of Musaeus College and Ivanka Samarasinghe will face off in the finals. Jayaweera triumphed over Arushi Thomas with a convincing 2-0 victory, while Samarasinghe battled against Hasali Gajaba, securing her spot with a 2-1 win and a scoreline of 4/6, 6/1, and 6/4.

Shifting the focus to the Under-14 age category, the finals will witness an exciting clash between Mayooran Kubherane of St. Peter’s College and Nevan Kannangara of St. Joseph’s College. Kubherane cruised into the finals with a 2-0 win over Samsath Peiris (6/3, 6/3), while Kannangara secured victory with a 2-0 triumph against M Muthuthantri (6/1, 7/5).

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