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Clarice Patrimonio wins 1st PCA Open title

/ 01:44 PM September 27, 2015
Clarice Patrimonio ready for a serve. Photo by June Navarro/INQUIRER

Clarice Patrimonio ready for a serve. Photo by June Navarro/INQUIRER

Top seed Clarice Patrimonio imposed her vast experience over teenage challenger Maia Balce to prevail, 6-4, 6-3, Sunday and claim her first women’s singles title in the Philippine Columbian Association-Cebuana Lhuillier Open tennis championships.

The 21-year-old Patrimonio, an HRM major at National University and reigning UAAP Most Valuable Player, broke in the 7th game of the first set to post a 4-3 victory in the opening set.

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It was Patrimonio’s first PCA title after finishing runner up in 2011 and 2013.

“I’m very happy that finally a Patrimonio placed in the PCA Hall of Fame (where names of champions are posted,” said Patrimonio.

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Patrick John Tierro and Alberto Lim Jr., are still locked in battle for the men’s title at press time.

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