Racquet Zone shuttlers advance to finals

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

IN-HOUSE club members of Racquet Zone Badminton Courts marched to the final round after winning their matches in the 1st Sun Cellular-Ming Ramos National Juniors Badminton Tournament yesterday.

Lyrden Laborte and Neil John Navarette will battle for the Boys Singles Under 13 title after beating their respective opponents from the first round until the quarterfinal round yesterday.

Laborte, who enjoyed a bye on the first round, blanked Ylcherd Raell Ramos of Smashers, 21-0, 21-0, in the second round then scored a walkover win over against Kenneth Ernest Delfin of Taytung High School-Bacolod in the quarterfinal round. He then eliminated teammate Allen Penute after a 21-9 and 21-12 decision in the semis to set a date with Navarette for the Boys Singles U13 gold medal this morning.


Navarette for his part had four tough matches before making the finals. He defeated Isiah Raul Tiongson of Don Bosco Technological Center, 21-6, 21-6 in the first round; Mark Bill Aguilar of Smashers, 21-3, 21-1 in the second round; Kirby Miguel Laboy of Whackers Badminton Academy, 21-0, 21-9 in the quarterfinal round; and Daniel Miguel Llamas of Taytung High School, 21-8, 21-11 in the semifinal round.

In the distaff side, the gold medal match will be between Eclaire Ann Satera of also of Racquet Zone Badminton Club and her teammate Zinah Marichelle Bejasa at 9:40 a.m. this morning.

Patrick Cabanero of Don Bosco Technological Center on the other hand survived the tough game of Guilio Antonio Villegas of Siliman University, 21-18, 21-12 to make the semifinal round of the Boys Singles U15.

As of press time, Cabanero was playing Paul James Ouano of the University of San Carlos, while Carl Bernard Bejasa of USC was facing Cody Torres of Taytung High School-Bacolod for a slot to the finals.

The Girls Singles U15 gold medal will be contested by Mia Manguilimotan of Talisay City and Laville Laborte of USC.

Manguilimotan defeated Susmita Angelique Ramos of Trinity Christian School of Bacolod 21-16, 21-16, while Laborte eliminated Ellana Tan of SJI in the semifinal round yesterday.

The Boys Singles U17 finals will be between Emilio Mangubat Jr. of Whackers Badminton Academy and Ryan Doromal of Southwestern University at 10:20 a.m. RCM

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 31, 2014.


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