Great matches sate Thirsty-A A +A
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
AFTER their three-week stint in the four-leg Malaysian Junior Tennis Circuit, Arthur Craig Pantino and Christopher Encarnacion won the championship title in their respective divisions yesterday in the 2010 Thirsty Tennis Cup at the Cebu Country Club.
Pantino secured the title in the 10-under unisex finals after defeating Gener Francis Lambayan, 6-2,6-0, while Encarnacion won against Godfrey Seno in the boys 12-under division finals, 6-3,6-1.
“The international exposure was really helpful for them to compete against different opponents. They learned several techniques and most especially gained more confidence in the sport,” Arthur’s mother Lourdes Pantino said.
Allysa Bornia won the titles in the girls 12 and 14-under division. Bornia first defeated Dawn Albert Uy, 6-0, 6-3, in the 14-under division and Jana Pages, 6-2, 6-3, in the 12-under division.
Hannah Grace Espinosa grabbed the girls 16-under title after defeating Claire Lazaga, 6-0, 6-2, then won against Christine Bellita, 6-4, 6-1, in the 18-under girls division.
In the 14-under boys division, Ralph Juliane defeated Clyde Dale Bienes, 6-2, 6-2, to win the title, while Fritz Tabura won against Dan Eldred Cinco, 7-5, 6-1, in the 16-under boys.
Israel Abarquez Jr. defeated Amiel Aya-ay, 6-2, 6-2, in the 18 under boys division.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on December 23, 2010.