Harshana cut above the rest
Aug 31, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
In both the semi – final matches played at the SLTA yesterday – Harshana Godamanne proved to be a star. In the men’s open semi final against Junior Champion Vimuktha De Alwis, Harshana literally smashed him out of the court with his unbelievably powerful left-handed serves.
Harshana beat Vimuktha in three straight sets – 61 60 61. Vimuktha was unable to take the angle of the powerful left-handers forehand shots. He gave in easily to the years of experience of Sri Lanka’s number one player. The other semi final between Dineshkanthan Thangaraja and Sharmal Dissanayake will be played tomorrow.
In the doubles semi-final too, Harshana and his partner Rajiv Rajapakse – both Davis Cup players lived up to their reputation and took it easy with Dineshkanthan Thangaraja and Amresh Jayawickrama to win with a score of 63 76 62.