Clarice Patrimonio wins silver in tennis
KUALA LUMPUR — Clarice Patrimonio had to settle for silver after running into a solid-steel Luksika Khumkhum of Thailand, 6-0, 6-1, Saturday in the 29th Southeast Asian Games tennis women’s singles competition.
The rain-marred finals at Jalan Duta Tennis Complex was a lopsided affair as the FIlipina could not find a way to get through the Thai, who once was ranked 85th in the world and has an Asian Games doubles gold under her belt (2014 Incheon).
Tennis, thus, failed to win a gold in the competition and will go home with two silvers and two bronzes.
The other silver came from Francis Casey Alcantara and Ruben Gonzales in the men’s doubles last Friday.
Katharina Lehnert and Denise Dy also wound up third place in women’s doubles.
Dy and Gonzales settled for bronze in mixed doubles which the country ruled two years ago in Singapore through Dy and Treat Huey.