Santos wins 3 titles in Olivarez tennis-A A +A
Monday, August 20, 2012
MANILA —Young Alexie Xira Santos enhanced a promising tennis career when she bagged three titles in the second Olivarez-Philta Open Tennis Championships, including the 14-and-under crown, at the Olivarez Sports Center in Sucat.
Santos, a 12-year-old emerging talent from Puerto Princesa, outplayed Monica Cruz, 6-2, 6-1, in the finals of the 14-Under last Sunday then overwhelmed Melanie Dizon, 6-1, 6-2, to claim the 12-Under title.
She also teamed up with Nicole Amistad to defeat Charito Capadocia and Bianca Cruz, 7-5, 6-0, and capture the girls’ 14-U doubles crown in the event.
Santos thus surpassed Roxanne Resma’s double win in the girls’ 16-U and 18-U classes in the ranking event, sanctioned by Philta, which offers a total prize of P300,000.
Ryotaro Shimomura held off Sebastian Santos, 6-1, 6-4, to barge into the finals of the 10-unisex division against the winner in the Michael Eala-Nio Tria semis duel set today. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 21, 2012.