The Sri Lankans beat Vision Express, a team comprising some of the Island’s strongest players, during an enthralling two-set final at the Gunsite in St Aubin’s Bay.
2e2 Panthers beat Vision Express in two sets to win the ladies’ title.
In the men’s final both sides communicated well, had strong hitters and chased every ball, but the Sri Lankans’ comparative youth, athleticism and speed over the sand paid off.
Vision Express worked hard but their game dropped towards the end of both sets, while Seenigama were consistently strong .
despite Suranga Dadallage (19) having a suspected case of chickenpox.
The set results were 25-17, 25-20.
There were 16 men’s teams and six ladies’ teams in the two-day tournament, which attracted Island beginners, players from the UK, as well as the Sri Lankans, who came with the support of the Jersey Side By Side charity.
2e2 Panthers beat Vision Express 25-15 and 25-21 to win the ladies’ title.
Panthers had more control during the first set, but Vision Express came back at the start of the second set.
The two teams were virtually point for point until 20-20 when a run of serves by Nicky Appleton clinched it for Panthers.
While the Sri Lankans leave Jersey tomorrow, almost all the islanders who reached the final will be preparing for the Weymouth Beach Volleyball Classic twos tournament, which starts on Friday.
The two men’s pairs representing Jersey – Paul Adamson and Paul Gartshore, and Marcin Migas and Przenek Woznowski – were in the Vision Express side.
And from the ladies’ final, Maggie Jurajea, from Vision Express, and Anita Othman from Panthers pair up at Weymouth.
Michelle Hervieu and Nicky Appleton, both of Panthers, will also be representing the Island.
The Vision Express Beach Volleyball Mixed Fours Tournament takes place on 19/20 August.
Entry forms are available from www.jerseyvolleyball.com