Dizon, Pacheco axe junior tennis titles in Mati-A A +A
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
DAVAO City netters Jenni Celine Dizon and Lordrense Pacheco annexed titles in their respective divisions at the close of the 9th leg Dunlop Sport-Mayor Carlo Rabat Junior Tennis Tennis Championships in Mati City, Davao Oriental on Sunday.
Ateneo de Davao University High School standout Dizon survived a 6-3, 4-6, 10-3 win over Patricia Velez also of Davao City in their girls 18-under finals showdown while Pacheco spanked Stephen Tubbs of Davao, 6-3, 6-3, in boys 14-under.
Velez, however, bounced back by escaping past Jed Valle Rei Aquino of Sto. Tomas, Davao del Norte, 6-4, 6-7 (7-5), 10-7 for the girls 14-under crown.
Multi-titled Jeleardo Amazona of Banaybanay, Davao Oriental, meanwhile, lived up to his billing by clinching two titles in the Philippine Tennis Association (Philta)-sanctioned tournament.
Amazona routed Windell Libaton of Banaybanay, 6-1, 6-1, in boys 18-under after whipping Stephen Beloria, 6-1, 6-1, of Mati City in their boys 16-under clash.
The girls 16-under title went to Jed Valle Rei Aquino of Sto. Tomas, Davao del Norte who demolished Nicole Bautista of Davao City 6-1,6-4 in the finals.
In 12-under, Joshua Angelo Regino and Maria Theresa Bestes of Mati City shared top honors. Regino recovered from a first set loss to defeat Roy Angelo Padilla of Mati, 4-6, 6-1, 10-2, in the boys division while Bestes crushed Hanna Amazona of Banaybanay, 6-1, 6-0, in the distaff side.
Davao City's John David Velez, for his part, copped the 10-under unisex title at the expense of Hanna, 6-1, 6-0.
The champions and runners-up received trophies and tennis merchandise from sponsors Dunlop and Mayor Carlo Rabat. Host organizer Roy Padilla and Sainz Tennis Club president Alawi Bacaresa awarded the prizes during the closing ceremonies of the Group 3 competition.
Louie Bordas, Edwin Go, Dr. Al Rey Kaindoy, Kagawad Peter Pena, and Timoteo Lamodoc as well as the Clergy Tennis Club and Sainz Tennis Club backed up the tournament that attracted some 100 players all over Mindanao.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 08, 2013.