ILOILO’s Luke Flores and local ace Toni Rose Raymundo hacked out a pair of straight-set victories to dominate the start of the 2014 Palawan Pawnshop-Palawan Express Pera Padala regional age group tennis circuit in Bacolod City last Monday.

Flores, playing out of Central Philippine University, showed his mastery over Fernando Arguelles, squeezing out a 6-3, 7-5 victory to capture the boys’ 18-and-under crown and pulling off a 7-5, 6-4 win for the 16-Under title in the four-day event.

Not to be outdone, Raymundo, from PTA-La Carlota, also subdued Angela Cabaral twice, scoring a 6-2, 6-2 romp in the girls’ 16-Under finals and posting a 7-5, 6-2 victory in the premier class of the tournament. (PR)