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Young Filipino aces Milliam, Velez dominate Asian tennis meet

/ 05:10 AM September 13, 2018

Alexa Milliam pulled off victories in singles and doubles while John David Velez ruled his side as the Unified Tennis Philippines (UTP) junior national team stamped its mark the 13th Asian Tennis Federation  tournament in Sarawak, Malaysia recently.

Milliam rebounded from a tough second set loss and routed Malaysia’s Lim Lim Zan Ning in the decider, 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, to claim the girls’ 14-and-under crown.

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Velez notched the boys’ singles title over compatriot Rupert Tortal, 6-1, 5-7, 6-1.

Milliam also took the doubles plum with Tortal teaming up with Brent Cortes to nail the boys’ doubles diadem.

The four-title romp came on the heels of the team’s two singles finals appearances in the International Tennis Federation-AGS Junior Tennis championships in Indonesia last month.

“I have always believed that Philippine tennis has so much potential—and the way to produce champions is to make the game more inclusive, develop and scout for young Pinoy talents no matter where they may come from,” said Jean Henri Lhuillier, president of UTP.

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