ITF Junior Tennis in Colombo
China’s Siyu Qin clinches girls’ singles title
The 15-year-old Peoples Republic of China player Siyu Qin, who is ranked 779 in the world at present, won the coveted girls’ singles title of the Week-1 segment in the two-week long ITF Under-18 Tennis at the Sri Lanka Tennis Association hard courts, Colombo.
Qin, the seventh seed of Week-1, beat bottom seeded Indian lass, Tarrannum Handa, 14, in a three-set final on Friday.
Sri Lankan boys’ pair of Thangarajah Dineshkanthan and Amresh Jayawickrema meanwhile won the Week-1 doubles title thrashing strong favourites, Zhaoyi Cao and Jun Nan Tao, in straight sets.
Siyu Qin (Seed 7) (ITF World Junior Rank of 779) (China) bt Tarrannum Handa (Seed 2) (ITF 599) (Ind) 6-3, 5-7, 6-0
Rui Wang & Yan Wang bt Tyra Kotuwattegedera & Amreetha Muttiah 6-1, 5-7, 10(6)
Divija Mandava & Spurti Shivalingaiah (Seed 3) bt Sohinee Ghosh & Parminder Kaur (2) 2-6, 6-4, 10(7)
R. Wang & Y. Wang vs. D. Mandava & S. Shivalingaiah (today morning)
Thangarajah Dineshkanthan (Seed 4) (ITF 782) (SL) vs. Jun Nan Tao (3) (ITF 619) (China) (today afternoon)
Zhaoyi Cao & Jun Nan Tao (Seed 1) bt Shehan Gomesz & Rajat Maheshwari (4) 6-4, 6-4, Thangarajah Dineshkanthan & Amresh Jayawickrema (3) bt Sai Teja Pladugu & Sidharth Sivakumar (2) 7-5, 6-4
T. Dineshkanthan & A. Jayawickrema bt Z. Cao & J.N. Tao 6-4, 7-6 (6).