Seno tries luck in two major events in Manila-A A +A
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
CEBU’s rising junior netter Jan Godfrey “Noynoy” Seno is making his presence felt in two of the major tennis tournaments in Manila—the Third Olivarez Age Group tournament in Parañaque and the Ajay Pathak Memorial Cup/ITF Asia 14-and-under Development Championships 2013 Division I at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center.
Although he had a hard time traveling to the two venues, he was able to adjust.
“The two venues are very far and we almost defaulted in the second round of the Olivares Cup but it was a good thing that we were able to catch up and Noy won against Thomas Puno in the second round,” said Noel Seno, the father of Noy.
In the Olivares Cup, Seno, who is from the University of San Carlos North Campus and is seeded first, got a bye in the first round and beat Puno, 3-6, 6-4, 10-6. He beat Michael Tiamson, 6-0-6-1, next to make the semifinals.
However, he was not as fortunate in the ITF Asia 14-Under tournament as he lost to Kim Hyun Joo of Korea, 6-2, 6-4, and got relegated to the losers bracket. In his first game in the losers bracket, he won after Singaporean Timothy Huan retired while trailing, 3-6,6-3.
“We are okay that he lost his chance to win a title in the ITF. What is important is that he can still earn ITF points despite being in the losers’ bracket,” Noel said.
He added that Noy will be earning bigger points in the international tournament.
“We will be staying here until March 16 and the support of Bogo City Mayor Junie Martinez has helped a lot. We are thankful for it and we will do our best to make Cebu and Bogo City proud and we hope to bring home the bacon,” said Noel.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on March 07, 2013.