Rugby teams strike golds, boys tennis gets silver

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan -- The boys and girls rugby football teams snared two gold medals while the boys tennis team took a silver for Davao City as action continued in the Batang Pinoy 2019 National Championships here Wednesday, August 28.

Davao escaped past General Santos City, 2-1, in the boys rugby finals held at the Ramon V. Mitra Sports Complex behind the heroics of Judas Cezar and Cassey Martin Mangao who scored a golden try in the extension time.

Klaint Harvey Buynay, however, was hailed most valuable player (MVP).

Davao boys team’s other victims were Palawan (5-0), Cebu (5-3), General Santos City (3-1) and Naga (5-1).

In the girls finals, Davao earned a total of 12 points by grabbing wins over Passi (2-1), Passi (2-1), Cebu (3-2) and Cebu (2-0) in the double elimination format tournament.

Jae Hart Escultura will go home with an MVP honors.

Over at the Asia B Sports Club, Davao City boys team bowed to Pangasinan, 2-0 in the championship match.

Davao’s Christian Nathaniel Angus lost to Exequiel Mari Jucutan, 2-8, in the first single as teammate John Roddick Litang absorbed a heartbreaking 6-8 defeat at the hands of Kirk Dion Agustin.

The Jimboy Kabigting-coached Davao squad, which was also bannered by Andrei Kenny Sing and Euriz Tanucan, got the silver instead.

Individual competition was ongoing as of Wednesday in the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC)-organized sportsfest for 15 years old and below athletes. MLSA


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