Carlos bags 3 MVP gold medals
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Bianca Carlos enhanced her flourishing badminton career by retaining the Under-19 singles crown and teaming up with Justin Natividad to beat Paul Pantig and Eloise Dionisio for the U-19 mixed doubles plum in the MVP Sports Foundation-Philippine Badminton Ranking System (PBaRS) Makati leg at Makati Coliseum last Wednesday.
The twin victories completed Carlos’ three-gold haul in the five-day event sponsored by the MVP Sports Foundation after the St. Paul College Pasig ace toppled fellow Golden Shuttle Foundation bet Gelita Castilo in straight sets in the Open singles for the second straight time.
Carlos actually dropped the opening set to Amabel Sumabat in the U-19 finals but picked up her game in the next two to fashion out a 9-21, 21-5, 21-9 victory in the event organized by the Philippine Badminton Association headed by Vice President Jejomar Binay, chair Manny V. Pangilinan and secretary general Rep. Albee Benitez.
Castilo, meanwhile, took two doubles titles with regular partner Dia Nicole Magno, beating Danica Bolos and Reyne Calimlin, 21-13, 13-21, 21-13, in the Open and Jessie Francisco and Eleanor Inlayo, 21-14, 21-11, in the U-19 category of the tournament supported by Victor PCOME Industrial Sales Inc., exclusive distributor of Victor equipment.
The U-19 and U-15 champions took P20,000 and P10,000 each.