Dharshana Senaratne  and Thushara Edirisinghe steal the show



 


by Roshen Steelman


Dharshana Senaratne and Thushara Edirisinghe displayed some magnificent dashes as they defeated Clarence Homer and Duminda Somanayake in a one-sided encounter in the final of the Men’s Over 40 Age Group Category at the inaugural Mercantile Average Age Doubles Badminton Championship which came to an end at the Royal College Sports Complex at Reid Avenue, on Wednesday.


The tournament was conducted by the Mercantile Badminton Association on four days.


After Dharshana Senaratne and Thushara Edirisinghe won a one-sided encounter, Olympian Thilini Jayasinghe, who teamed up with Sriyani Deepika, went on to beat 11 time national champion Chandrika De Silva and Pameesha Dishanthi in a thrilling contest.


Over 120 players representing 37 mercantile firms took part in the championship.


Results (Finals only)


Men’s Over 30


Niluka Karunaratne and Clarence Homer beat Thushara Edirisinghe and Dumindha Jayakodi 21/10, 21/16


Men’s Over 50


Ajith Wijayasinghe and Niroshan Wijekoon beat Anoj Thilakarathna and Lalindra Silva 24/22, 21/15


Men’s Over 40


Dharshana Senaratne and Thushara Edirisinghe beat Clarence Homer and Duminda Somanayake 21/11, 21/09


Women’s Over 30


Thilini Jayasinghe and Sriyani Deepika beat Chandrika De Silva and Pameesha Dishanthi 25/23, 21/19.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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