SL girls in Junior Fed Cup Final Qualifiers
Dinuka stars in Battle of Golds
Magnificent bowling figures of nine for 90 by Mahanama’s left arm
spinner Dinuka Chamath restricted the D.S.Senanayake College batsmen to
253 runs at the end of the first day’s play of the 7th Battle of the
Golds against Mahanama College which began at P.Sara Oval Ground
Mahanama won the toss and decided to field first. DSSC batsmen were
helpless in facing Dinuka Chamath and struggled to get on with scoring
but the ninth wicket pair Suchintha Karunaratne (53) and Harith
Maduwantha(58) put on a healthy 79-run partnership which lifted the
Senanayakian's total to 253 runs.
Mahanama were 24 for three wickets in 10.3 overs at stumps. The match
will resume today at 9.45 AM.
DSS : 253 in 69.1 overs (Uvin Bandara 47, Kanishka Prashan 14, Harith
Maduwantha 58, Suchintha Karunaratne 53, Dinuka Chamath 9 for 90) Fall
of Wickets : 1-55, 2-67, 3-75, 4-88, 5-92, 6-100, 7-153, 8-153,
Mahanama : 24 for 3 in 10.3 overs (Pawan Devinda 10, Gihan Sanjeewa 9
n.o., Binura Fernando 2 for 12) Fall of Wickets : 1-6, 2-8, 3-15
Sri Lanka guaranteed a berth in the Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas
Final Qualifying event which is to be worked off from April 22 to 27 in
Gimcheon, Korea. Sri Lankan girls (age category 16 and under) have
maintained an unbeaten record to be placed second in the group ‘A’ of
the Asia/Oceania Pre-Qualifying event being worked off in Kuching,
Sri Lanka secured victory over Pakistan yesterday after Kavindya de
Silva defeated Rida Khalid 6-2, 6-0 and Nethmie Waduge bettered Iman
Qureshi 6-3, 6-2 in two singles.
The doubles rubber was washed out by rain and will be played after
the conclusion of today’s scheduled ties.
Earlier Sri Lanka defeated Kyrgyzstan 2-1 and Iran 3-0 during the
pre-qualifying event. Sri Lanka will meet group leaders Kazakhstan in
their final group tie today to determine group champions.
Meanwhile at the same venue, the other Sri Lankan girls team (age
category14 and under) beat Turkmenistan 3-0 in the pre-qualifying stage
to be qualified for the ITF World Junior Tennis Competition Asia/Oceania
Final Qualifying event which is to be worked off in Malaysia from April
The International Team Competition for players aged 16 and Under was
launched by the ITF in 1985 as the “World Youth Cup” with NEC as the
title sponsor between 1988 and 2001.
In 2002 the ITF re-branded the boys competition as part of a new
partnership with BNP Paribas to “Junior Davis Cup by BNP Paribas”.
The girls’ competition was also changed to “Junior Fed Cup by BNP
Paribas” in 2005. An agreement was also signed with Wilson with effect
from 2002, to become the ‘Official Ball’ of the Competition.
Junior Fed Cup Pre-Qualifying results -
SL beat Kyrgyzstan 2-1
Kavindya de Silva beat Eliza Askarova – 1/6, 6/1, 6/4
Nethmi Waduge beat Arina Beliaeva – 6/1, 6/2
Arina Beliaeva with Eliza Askarova beat Kavindya de Silva and Thewni
Dewaraja - 6/3, 6/1
SL beat Iran 3-0
Kavindya de Silva beat Ghazal Pakbaten – 6/4, 6/1
Nethmi Waduge beat Elaheh Ashrafian – 6/3, 6/0
Kavindya de Silva and Nethmi Waduge beat Ghazal Pakbaten with
Khoshabeh – 6/1, 6/0
SL beat Pakistan
Kavindya de Silva beat Rida Khalid - 6/2, 6/0
Nethmie Waduge beat Iman Qureshi - 6/3, 6/2