Ringia, Resma shine in Andrada Cup-A A +A
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
SOUTH Cotabato's Janus Ringia and Cagayan de Oro City's Roxanne Resma, both top-seeds in their respective events, lived up to their billing by bagging titles at the close of the Dunlop Sport Presents 24th Andrada Cup National Age-Group Tennis Championship 2013 at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center in Manila over the weekend.
Ringia survived a 7-6 (4), 6-3 win over second-seed Michael Eala to annex the boys 12-under crown. Ringia ousted Marcus del Rosario, 6-0, 6-0, to arrange a titular showdown with Eala who hacked out a thrashing 6-0, 6-0 victory over Mark Alfred Directo of Isulan, Sultan Kudarat in the semi-finals.
Resma, for her part, swept two titles. She beat fifth-seed Khim Iglupas, 6-4, 6-2, in girls 16-under before whipping Katrina Orteza, 6-1, 6-1, in girls 18-under event of the Philippine Tennis Association (Philta)-sanctioned Group 1 event.
Davao Oriental's Jeleardo Amazona bowed to Eric Olivarez Jr., 0-6, 0-3 retire, in their boys 16-unde semis match. The latter, however, fell at the hands of Stefan Suarez, 0-6, 6-7 (5) in the championship.
The rest of the singles champions were Diego Dayrit (10-under unisex), Mikaela Vicencio (girls 12-under), Bryan Otico (boys 14-under), Monica Therese Cruz (girls 14-under) and Andrew Joshua Cano (boys 18-under).
Organizers thanked major sponsor Asiatraders Corporation and other sponsors Philippine Sports Commission, First Solid Group, St. Luke's Medical Center and Sagip Bayan Foundation, Inc. for making the tournament possible. (MLSA)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on January 08, 2013.