Amazona bags 2 titles in Tuna festival netfest-A A +A
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
BE-MEDALED netter Jeleardo Amazona of Banay-Banay, Davao Oriental captured two titles in the Dunlop Sport-PSC Tuna Festival Junior Tennis Tournament held at the Capitol tennis club courts in General Santos City
Amazona recovered from a first set loss to escape past Mikko Ringia of Koronadal, 6-3, 1-6, 10-7 in their boys 18-under finals. He doubled the feat by beating Ringia anew, 6-3, 6-3, in the boys 16-under championship match.
Ringia settled for the runner-up finishes in the Philippine Tennis Association (Philta)-sanctioned tournament.
Batang Pinoy Mindanao Qualifying Leg gold medalist Patricia Velez, for her part, spanked fellow Davao City player Jessica Carcueva, 6-4, 6-0, to annex the girls 18-under crown.
But Velez lost steam having succumbed to Sharyl delos Santos of General Santos City, 2-6, 3-6, in their girls 16-under titular clash.
John David Velez gave Davao City its second title in the meet by surviving past April Minette Bentillo of Koronadal City, 6-2, 3-6, 10-4, in 10-under unisex.
Sultan Kudarat, meanwhile, took three titles. Mark Alfred Directo of Isulan demolished Janus Ringia of Koronadal City, 6-4, 5-7, 10-8, in boys 12-under finals even as Carlyn Bless Guarde emerged champion in the distaff side via a 6-1, 6-4 win over Carcueva.
Guarde scored a twin kill after stunning Velez, 3-6, 7-5, 10-6, in girls 14-under.
Janus Ringia of Koronadal City subdued Justin Suarez of Metro Manila 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 in boys 14-under.
Tuna Festival organizing committee's lawyer Jun Lagare awarded the prizes to the winners along with Dunlop Sport Asiatraders Corp. sales executive Jojie Alipio and Philta regional vice-president Juanito Cansino Jr. in the event backed up by the Philippine Sports Commission, Dunlop & Slazenger.
It was hosted by General Santos City Tennis Club Inc.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on September 04, 2013.