Monkayo netter stuns top-seed-A A +A
Thursday, May 24, 2012
UNHERALDED netter Shaira Hope Rivera of Monkayo, Compostela Valley Province stunned top-seed Ivana Dianne Caballero of Midsayap, North Cotabato, 11-9, in the ongoing Cebuana Lhuillier Age Group Tennis Tournament Davao Leg at the Ecoland Phase 2 Tennis Court yesterday.
With the win, Rivera advanced to the next round in girls under-16 event along with Khrizzan Dumlao of Panabo City, a 10-5 winner over Cagayan de Oro City's Lyra Shane Batao.
Diadem Sasota of Midsayap edged Davao City's Dana Mariela, 10-8, in their girls U12 collision.
In the boys' side, Lordrenz Pacheco walloped Carlo Anino, 10-1, while Chris Earl Caballero cruised past Kenneth Yumang, 10-1, to enter the second round of the boys U14 and boys U12 divisions, respectively, in the opener Wednesday held at Ecoland Phase 3 courts.
Midsayap bet Caballero, however, lost to Vince Tugade, 7-10, in their U14 clash.
Stephen Tubbs also moved forward by spanking Roy Padilla, 10-3, in boys U14. He also hacked out a 10-2 win over Jerald delos Santos in U12.
Philippine Tennis Association (Philta) ranking points, medals and shirts await winners of the netfest organized as part of the Davao Summerfest 2012. (RPSA)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on May 25, 2012.