DAVAO City's women's tennis team may pull off surprises as it makes its debut in the 2015 Philippine Olympic Committee-Philippine Sports Commission (POC-PSC) National Games slated July 2 to 6 in Manila.

Women's team head coach Marivic Dizon, in yesterday's Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at The Annex of SM City Davao, said that she is confident of the team's chances considering the skills and experience of the players.

The women's tennis team is composed of sisters Jenni and Steffi Dizon along with Genevieve Caorte and Jessica Lucas.

"This will be the first time that they will compete in the PNG but they have had enough exposure in national level competition. They have earned the confidence after winning gold medals in various competitions that is why I am also confident of their performance," Dizon said.

Her daughter Jenni, a De La Salle University (DLSU) varsity player who has been sweeping medals in the University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP), excels in the singles competition while Caorte, who plays for the University of Sto. Tomas, is a staple in doubles.

Dizon also said Lucas, who graduated at the University of Mindanao (UM) and is currently working at the Land Transportation Office (LTO), has left a significant mark in the Private Schools Athletic Association (Prisaa) during her college days.

Meanwhile, steffi has been one of the top players of DLSU before she graduated in 2011. Dizon said Steffi may be working but she still has ample time to train for the PNG.

"We have a bigger chance of winning the gold medal in the doubles and mixed doubles because in doubles, almost anything goes. I think we have a 60 to 70 percent chance in winning the gold in doubles," Dizon said.

But while Dizon said they have a good chance of winning the gold in doubles, she admitted that she could only project a bronze in the singles where competition is stiffer with Southeast Asian Games veterans also competing.