Godamanna and Thangarajah dumped
The losing Sri Lankan pair Dinesh Kanthan and Harshana
Sri Lanka’s Harshana Godamanna and Dineshkanthan Thangarajah were
beaten by Hady Habib and Gioyani Samaha of Lebanon in a Davis Cup tennis
Group II Asia-Oceania Zone Relegation Play-off doubles tie worked off at
the Sri Lanka Tennis Association Courts in Colombo 7 yesterday.
The Sri Lankans, who were ranked 63, were expected to win the crucial
encounter against the 71st ranked Lebanese pair, but lost by three sets
to two (7-6, 2-6, 6-3,3-6, 6-3).
The Sri Lankans were relegated to Asia-Oceania Zone Group III.
Harshana Godamanna and Sharmal Dissanayake will participate in two
Reverse Singles ties today at the SLTA courts premises.
Reverse Singles 1: Sharmal Dissanayake (Sri Lanka) vs H Habid
(Lebanon) Reverse Single 2: Harshana Godamanna (Sri Lanka) vs J Ballout