Former National Champions Saman Tillekeratne and Navin Samarasinghe had easy victories in the quarter finals of the National Squash Championship worked off at the Gymkhana Club courts, Colombo 7 yesterday.
Saman cruised to victory over Eranga Alwis by 11-4, 11-2, and 11-3 while Navin had no difficulty in overcoming Lal Wickremasinghe by 11-7, 11-2, 11-5.In the other two quarter finals Gihan Suwaris got the better of DS Gunawardena by 11-6, 11-8, 11-5 and Binura Jayasuriya beat Kasun Abeysekara by 11-4, 11-2, 11-3. In the women’s quarter finals the experienced Tehani Guruge overcame
Damindi Udangawa by 11-9, 11-6, 14-12 while well-known Sharya Guruge defeated KAM Nethsarani by 11-5, 11-1, 11-6. In the other quarter finals Nadini Udangawa beat Naduni Gunawardena by 5-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-5 and Mandakini Gunsekara received a walkover from Nirasha Guruge.