City of Naga bets top 18-Under

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Sunday, March 29, 2015


City of Naga's junior netters dominated the 18-Under division of the 2015 Citigreen Junior Tennis Cup.

The tournament is a Group 5 Philippine Tennis Association (Philta) event and attracted 124 entries from the Visayas and Mindanao.

John Clyde Laquio defeated Norman Joseph Enriquez, 10-5 in the Boys 18-Under finals, while Shyne Villareal won without a sweat after fellow Nagaonon and Bright Academy teammate Zethley Mae Alferez defaulted in her match.

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Alferez, who usually dominates the local tournaments, didn’t show up on time in her final matches both in the Girls 18-Under and 16-
Under divisions, forcing tournament director Mario Craiz to declare a winner by default. Villareal also captured the girls 16-Under.

Clyde Marie Casino, on the other hand, won without a sweat against Jyle Cyrin Martinez via walk over to win the Boys 16-Under title.

Carcar City’s Elizabeth Abarquez routed Pherl Bless Coderos of the University of the Visayas (UV), 10-4 to take the Girls 14-Under crown while Martinez defeated Jace Unto, 10-2, to win the Boys 14-Under crown.

In the boys 12 Under, Cebu’s Gabriel Andre Trazo scored an upset against top seed Justin Yepis of Cagayan De Oro City, 10-2 while in the distaff side Lyra Mae Repollo captured the girls 12-Under title against Tiffany Claire Nocos, 10-4. However Nocos bounced back and captured the 10-Under unisex title.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on March 30, 2015.

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