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Pinoy Cuppers pin hope on doubles

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Treat Huey and Francis Casey Alcantara try to keep the flickering Philippine Davis Cup hopes alive against New Zealand when they team up in the doubles of the Asia Oceania Group 2 final set last night at Plantation Bay Resort and Spa here.

Posted: September 14th, 2013 in Headlines,Section,Tennis | Read More »

PH Cuppers post 2-1 lead vs Thais

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FRANCIS Casey Alcantara  prepares to serve during his doubles partnership with Treat Huey against Thais Nuttanon Kadchapanan and Pruchya Isarow.  The match was ongoing at presstime.  Photo by Marc Anthony Reyes

Treat Huey took care of the sideline, while Francis Casey Alcantara zipped along the net for easy kills. They pretty much executed that winning play as the Cebuana Lhuillier-Philippines scored a 6-3, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) win over Thailand’s Nuttanon Kadchapanan and Pruchya Isarow to post a 2-1 advantage in their Davis Cup tie last night at Plantation Bay Spa and Resort here.

Posted: April 6th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos,Section,Tennis | Read More »

PH Cuppers confident

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A VERY competent and flexible Cebuana Lhuillier-Philippine team will face Thailand in the Davis Cup Asia Oceania Group 2 semifinal tie on April 5 to 7 at Plantation Bay Spa and Resort in Lapu-Lapu City.

Posted: March 31st, 2013 in Headlines,Section,Tennis | Read More »

Big guns oust PCA 1st-round opponents

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AS EXPECTED, the big guns led went out firing on all cylinders yesterday. Favorites Marc Sieber, Johnny Arcilla, Francis Casey Alcantara, Jeson Patrombon and Ruben Gonzales brushed off their respective foes to make it to the men’s singles second round of the Philippine Columbian Association (PCA) Open tennis championships presented by Cebuana Lhuillier.

Posted: December 2nd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Section,Tennis | Read More »

Huey saves day for Davis Cuppers

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Treat Huey outclassed Elbert Sie, 6-4, 6-2, 6-3, but Francis Casey Alcantara dropped a 6-7 (3-7), 2-6, 6-3, 0-6 decision to the formidable Christopher Rungkat as the Cebuana Lhuillier-Philippine Davis Cup team split the opening singles with Indonesia, 1-1, Friday in Jakarta.

Posted: September 15th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Other Sports,Section | Read More »

Alcantara starts PH Davis Cup bid vs Rungkat

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Francis Casey Alcantara will open the country’s Davis Cup bid against Indonesian top player Christopher Rungkat in the opening rubber of their Group 2 final encounter today in Jakarta.

Posted: September 13th, 2012 in Headlines,Tennis | Read More »

Tierro, Anasta forge Philta finals battle

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FORMER Philippine No. 1 Patrick John Tierro turned back Fil-Italian wild card Marc Reyes even as Vicente “Elbert” Anasta shocked Francis Casey Alcantara yesterday to arrange a title duel in the Olivarez-Philta Open presented by Palawan Pawnshop Express Pera Padala at Olivarez Sports Center in Sucat.

Posted: August 26th, 2012 in Headlines,Other Sports,Section | Read More »

Alcantara shows ‘em who’s better

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IN A battle between the country’s two tennis aces, Francis Casey Alcantara turned out to be the better player.

Posted: August 25th, 2012 in Headlines,Other Sports,Section | Read More »

Alcantara, Patrombon forge Philta Open quarters battle

Childhood rivals Francis Casey Alcantara and Jeson Patrombon, now the country’s top tennis players, trounced separate foes late Wednesday to forge a quarterfinal showdown in the Olivarez-Philta Open tennis championships presented by Palawan Pawnshop Express Pera Padala.

Posted: August 23rd, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Alcantara, Reyes open Philta bids with easy victories

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WILD cards Francis Casey Alcantara and Marc Reyes cruised to the second round with easy victories over separate opponents Friday night in the Olivarez-Philta Tennis Championships presented by Palawan Pawnshop Express Pera Padala at Olivarez Sports Center in Sucat.

Posted: August 19th, 2012 in Headlines,Other Sports,Section | Read More »

Aussie Open champ leads Olivarez cast

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THREE emerging tennis stars led by 2009 Australian Open junior doubles champion Francis Casey Alcantara will see action in the second Olivarez-Philta Open tennis championships which reel off Aug. 10 at the Olivarez Sports Center in Sucat, Parañaque.

Posted: August 4th, 2012 in Headlines,Section,Tennis | Read More »

Mendoza stuns No. 2 seed Anasta

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Jurence Zosimo Mendoza played the biggest game of his young career, pulling off an upset of veteran Davis Cupper and No. 2 seed Elbert Anasta Wednesday to clinch a quarterfinal slot in the men’s singles of the Philippine Columbian Association Open tennis championships at the PCA clay-shell courts.

Posted: December 7th, 2011 in Headlines,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Philta shifts focus to 2012 Davis Cup

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Philippine tennis is ready for a post Cecil Mamiit-era.

Posted: November 29th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

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