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Franklyn in upset win

Franklyn Emmanuel caused a major upset at the 20th ITF Junior Tennis Championship which got off to a start at the SLTA courts.

According to a release issued by the Sri Lanka Tennis Association the 15-year-old beat fifth seed Jitin Bishnoi of India 6/1, 7/5 in the first round. Emmanuel is seeded 13th in the tournament.

Oshada Wijemanne, Harshana Godamanne, Chathuranga Vidanarachchi were the other Sri Lankan male players to record wins yesterday. In the girls category Thuyumi Abeysinghe did well to beat Australian Lizeth King while Mahesha Senewiratne overcame Aishnath Laisha of Maldives.


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