Intong, Peralta take U-17 and U-14 table tennis qualifiers-A A +A
Sunday, August 24, 2014
MELODY Intong and Maria Kerstine Clauneth Peralta emerged as champions in the Junior Girls' Singles 17-under and Cadet Girls' Singles 14-under categories, respectively, at the start of the 2nd Mindanao Junior Table Tennis Qualifying tournament Saturday held at the Smashville Fitness Center, Davao City.
Kidapawan City paddler Intong clinched the gold medals after beating Caressha Faye Bernaldez of Panabo City, Lady Marie Lim, and Jeah Jalandoni of Compostella Valley. The latter settled for the second, third, and fourth place, respectively.
Tagum bet Peralta, for her part, toppled Hanne Babes Bambalan of Kidapawan City, Karen Paquera of Panabo, and Aira Almoroto of Davao City. The latter occupied the next three spots.
All top four finishers are automatically qualified to the 2nd Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao Best of the Best Challenge on October 2014.
The event is sponsored by Metro Davao Table Tennis Association (Medatta), Spin Davao Table Tennis Sports Center, and Table Tennis Association of the Philippines (Tatap).
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 25, 2014.