Raymundo, Cortes shine
MANILA, Philippines — Toni Rose Raymundo and Brent Cortes won two titles each in the Palawan Pawnshop-Palawan Express Pera Padala regional age group tennis circuit presented by Tecnifibre at Praxevilla Tennis Club in Dumaguete City last Sunday.
The top-seeded Raymundo, a 15-year-old find from PTA Lacta-La Carlota, routed Alexandra Casia, 6-0, 6-2, for the girls’ 18-and-under title then rallied to subdue Kianah Vincoy, 2-6, 6-1, 10-5, in the 16-and-U finals.
The nine-year-old Cortes, on the other hand, foiled last year’s winner Alekzander Fern Po, 6-1, 6-1, to snare the 10-unisex diadem then repulsed Giulian Bandoquillo, 6-1, 1-6, 10-2, to pocket the 12-and-U crown in the tournament hosted by Dr. Nick Uypitching, president of Praxevilla Tennis Club.
Other PTA Lacta-La Carlota winners were Shyryn Salazar, who upended top seed teammate Keana de Asis, 6-3, 7-6(5), for the girls’ 12-and-U title; De Asis who outlasted Tracy Llamas, 6-4, 2-6, 10-4, for the 14-and-U crown; and Karl Baran, who trounced Ibarra Ortega, 6-3, 6-0, for the boys’ 14-and-U plum.
Unranked Reyniel Marcella from Taclobo, Dumaguete, stunned Baran, 7-5, 6-0, to snatch the boys’ 16-U title.
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