Young tennis stars shine in Dunlop Junior tourney

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Monday, December 30, 2013


THE WINNERS of the Dunlop Sport Junior Tennis Tournament 2013 ended the year with a blast as they played their championship battle last Sunday at Toril Tennis Club, Davao City.

John David Velez of Davao City defeated Andrei Padao of Digos City in the finals with 6-0,6-0 in the 10 unisex category.

In the 12 boys’ category, Jed Justin Labasano of Manila won against Mark Alfred Directo of Isulan Sultan Kudarat, 6-3, 6-3.

For 14-under-boys, Davao City’s pride Lordrens Pacheco defeated Jed Justin Labasano of Metro Manila with 7-6(3), 6-7(2), 10-6 in the finals.
Jeleardo Amazona of Banaybanay Davao Oriental got first place in the 16 boys category against Angelo Factora of Cotabato City, 6-0, 6-4.

In the 18-under-boys, Jeleardo Amazona of Banaybanay Davao Oriental was declared as the champion over Christian Fel Lopez of Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS), 4-6,6-4,14-12.

For the 12-under-girls, Carlyn Bless Guarde of Isulan Sultan Kudarat defeated Jessica Carcueva of Davao City in the finals 6-3,6-1. While Patricia Velez of Davao City topped the 14 girls against Carlyn Bless Guarde of Isulan Sultan Kudarat with 6-2,6-3.

Trina Factora of Cotabato City grabbed the first place versus Jessica Carcueva of Davao City with 6-4, 2-6, 10-5 in the 16 girls’ category. While Genevieve Caorte of Davao City defeated Trina Factora of Cotabato City, 6-2,6-2, in 18 girls.

Trophies and tennis merchandise were awarded to the winners.

Philippine Tennis Association Regional Vice President for Region XI Juanito Cansino Jr. thanked the sponsors of the tournament, Asia Traders Corp exclusive distributor of Dunlop and Slazenger along with the host Toril Tennis Club headed by its President Mr. Bombeo and Vp Mila Dolor, Joel Cuello and Arnel Del Mundo.

The tournament set off on December 26-29, 2013 and was participated by 130 junior tennis players all over the country. (Merle Dawn Comidoy)

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on December 31, 2013.

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