Davao teener bags 3 tennis titles
Danna Abad racked up three straight-sets victories to emerge the winningest player in the Palawan Pawnshop-Palawan Express Pera Padala regional age group tennis tournament at Pikit Tennis Club in Cotabato Monday.
The 14-year-old from Davao upended top seed Ma. Angelica Novis, 6-0, 6-2, to nail the girls’ 14-and-under crown, trounced Jazzelle Madis, 6-1, 6-2, for the 16-U title and routed Minette Bentillo, 6-0, 6-1, in the 18-U final.
“Danna has developed into one mean player and we hope to produce more young talents through our tournaments,” said Palawan Pawnshop COO Bobby Castro.
Kidapawan’s Jefferson Alqueza shared the spotlight in the boys’ side—repulsing Merwin Estrellado, 6-1, 5-7, 10-5, for the 18-U crown and turning back Kyle Macaraeg, 4-6, 6-4, 13-11, for the 16-U championship.
OTHER WINNERS: Eric Comendador, boys’ 14-U; JV Comendador, boys’ 12-U; Ma. Angelica Novis, girls’ 12-U; Tenielle Madis, 10-unisex
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