SR Squash Championship - Taipe
Tehani narrowly edged out in quarters
At the Asian Squash Federation Senior Championships,Taipe, 18 year
old Tehani Guruge of Musaeus College lived up to her reputation
by being the only Sri Lankan on the current tour to advance to the
plate quarter-finals where she was narrowly beaten by the senior
professional Singapore player Vicky He, 9/3 9/6 0/9 6/9 0/9.
was unfortunate that whereas Singapore Coach was available to advise
Vicky during the closely contested match, Tehani had to depend on
her own international experience in the absence of a qualified Sri
Lankan Coach as we had not sent one to Taipe and the match could
have gone a different way had there been a qualified Sri Lankan
Coach on hand.
on the match Tehani said that if only her Coach Lakdasa Cooray was
available to advise her she may done that little bit more as she
had rattled the professional, taking an early lead by winning the
first and second games.
Asian Squash Federation Jr: Championships, Islamabad 2003 Tehani
created major upsets beating more fancied Pakistani girls with the
strategic tactical acumen of her Coach Cooray.