Lambayan beats Navales for first 14-Under title-A A +A
Monday, October 7, 2013
CEBUANO Francis Gener Lambayan crushed Francis Navales, 6-0, 6-1 to capture the Boys 14-Under title of the Palawan Pawnshop-OTR Regional age-group tennis tournament last Sunday on the Consolacion Tennis Courts in Laray, Cebu.
On the way to the finals, Lambayan, of the University of San Carlos Basic Education Department (USC-BED), beat Jude Karl Balundo, 6-3, 4-6, 10-4, Mark Suson, 7-5,6-3, and Mark Alf Derecto, 6-4,6-4.
According to Annalyn, the mother of Lambayan, it was not an easy win for her son because the strong winds made playing conditions difficult.
“Kusog kaayo ang hangin last Sunday, mapalid na gud usahay ang bola. Then tagaan pa gyud siya og hinay og bola sa iyang kontra,” she said. “Despite that, he was able to surpass all those obstacles and captured his first title in the boys 14-under.”
Annalyn said that his son will now prepare for the Milo National Finals.
In the other divisions, Jerome Romualdez of the National Capital Region (NCR) the boys
16 and 18 boys title against Fernando Jose Arguelles.
In the boys 12 under division, fifth seed Mark Nicole Suson and top seed Mark Alfred Derecto, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, Diego Dayrit took the 10-Under unisex crown over Kristofer Cesar Salimbangon, 6-1,6-1.
In the girls division, Jana Pages captured the 18-under title after thrashing Immaville Gervacio, 7-5,6-1 but Gervacio bounced back and won the 16-under title against Zethley Mae Alferez, 6-4, 6-7 (4) and 7-6 (7).
Alferez also won the 14-under after routing Shyne Villareal, 6-3,6-4, while Cari Anica Giorgia won the girls 12-under title after Grace Xu retired.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 08, 2013.