Young guns resume PPS title hunt in Tagum
The action in the PPS-PEPP National Age Group Tennis Tour moves to Tagum, Davao del Norte from Tuesday, June 7, with nearly 150 youngsters battling it out for top honors and ranking points in the Governor’s Cup on the grounds of the DavNor Tourist Sports Complex.
Top seed Andre Sing and recent Pigcawayan, Cotabato stage winner Vince Serna of Butuan headline the 32-man field in the boys 18-and-under division while James Aquino and Jayson Battad win the top two rankings in the 16-U game which will also hold a qualifier to accommodate the large number of entries.
Chelsea Bernaldez and Juliana Carvajal, meanwhile, are the marked players in the girls’ premier category while multi-title Chloe Mercado and Dhea Cua lead the hunt in the 16-U group of the Group 2 tournament, which is part of national talent search competition. by Palawan Pawnshop President/CEO Bobby Castro.
For more details, contact event organizer Bobby Mangunay on 0915-4046464.
Cua, who topped the 14 and 16-U classes in Cotabato’s recent three-set swing at Kabacan, Kidapawan and Pigcawayan, also spearheads the 14-U squad which includes Wendelyn Anino with Aquino and Battad looming also like the players to beat. their side of the event presented by Dunlop and supported by ProtekTODO, PalawanPay, Unified Tennis Philippines and UTR (Universal Tennis Rating).
It will be a draw between Paul Cabrera and David Lazaro in the boys 12-U category with Lexter Mondragon and Erwan Manuel along with a host of others to foil their bid as Clausxie Flores and Teika Ello set to contest the Girls’ trophy in the youngest age division of the five-day tournament.