Dharmasoka’s Warusawithana upsets TT national champion Madurangi
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 00:01
By Shamseer Jaleel
Dharmasoka Ambalangoda’s Erandi Warusawithana created a major upset at the All-Island Ranking Table Tennis Tournament – staged last weekend at the Cincinnati Indoor Stadium in Nuwara-Eliya – by beating the national women’s singles champion and Lankan women’s team captain Ishara Madurangi of Sri Lanka Air Force in the open event.
Also featuring in the semi-finals were two promising teenage paddlers Pawani Sirisena from Maliyadeva BV and Muthumali Priyadharshani from Devananda College. Bowing out in the quarterfinals were Chamathsara Fernando of Visakha Vidyalaya, Sheshala Bandara of Mahamaya SC, Tharushi Rodrigo of Mahamaya SC and Buddhipani Rajaguru of Maliyadeva BV. National men’s team skipper and former national champion Rohan Sirisena won the Open Ranking event with a 4-1 win over newcomer Imantha Udanjaya of Sri Lanka Air Force.
Boys Under 8
Kakeru Henayake (Ananda College) beat Kethaka Rambukwella (Dharmaraja College) 2-0, 11/3, 11/7.
Boys Under 10
Senura Samal (Dudly Senanayake Vidyalaya) beat Ahab Manzil (Trinity College) 2-0 11/8, 11/4.
Boys Under 12
Savindu Kalhara (Dharmaloka College, Kelaniya) beat Lahiru Munasinghe (Anura Central College, Yakkala) 2-1, 9/11, 11/9, 11/8.
Girls Under 8:
Sarani Ratwatte (Girls high school Kandy) beat Chameesha Thusahari (Kegalu Balika Vidyalaya) 2-1, 11/7, 4/11, 12/10. Girls Under10 Tharani Galagoda (Hilwlood College, Kandy beat Hansani Liyanage (Janadhipathi BV) 2-0 11/4, 11/8.
Girls Under 12
Isuru Panchali (Holy Cross Kalutura) beat Mihiduni Gunatilleke (Visakha Vidyalaya) 2-0, 11/5, 11/2.
Boys Under 15
Kavinda Manoja (Dudley Senanayake College) beat Samith Adeepa Basnayake (St. Thomas College, Bandarawela).
Girls Under 15
Poojani Wittachchi (Good Shepherd Convent Kandy) beat Nethmi Hettiarachchi (Holy Cross College) 2-0, 11/8, 12/10.
Boys Under 18
Kavinda Manoj (Dudley Senanayake College) beat Mirashen Lahiru (Kegalu Vidyalaya) 2-1, 7/11, 11/7, 11/6.
Girls Under 18
Chatsarani de Silva (Devi Balika Vidyalya) beat Dinithi Dissanayake (Mahamaya Girls College) 2-0, 11/8, 11/9.
Men’s Under 21 ranking
Ashan Aswinda (Air Force) beat Prasad de Silva (Vidyartha College) 3-2, 11/9, 6/11, 12/10, 4/11, 11/9.
Women’s Under 21 ranking
Pavani Sirisena (Maliyadeva Balika Vidyalaya Kurunegala) beat Muthumali Priy-adharshani (Devananda Vidyalaya, Ambalngoda) 3-2, 6/11, 11/5, 11/6, 8/11, 13/11.
Open Ladies Ranking Erandi Warusawitharana (Dharmasoka College) bead Ishara Madurnagi (Sri Lanka Air Force) 4-2, 9/11, 13/11, 11/6, 11/13, 11/7, 11/9.