Twin kills for Tangub, Enriquez
Sydney Enriquez and Eric Tangub imposed their will and carved out twin title romps as Zamboanga bets shared MVP honors in the PPS-PEPP Alamada national age-group tennis tournament at Alamada Tennis Club in Cotabato recently.
Enriquez, 16, blanked three rivals before trouncing Angel Denopol, 6-2, 6-3, in the finals to rule her age bracket. The Salug, Zamboanga del Norte, star matched that romp in the premier 18-U division then overwhelmed Zykla Cervantes, 6-3, 6-0, in the championship to cap another strong showing in the Group 2 tournament.
Tangub also turned in a solid outing in boys’ play, crushing Gene Espinosa, 6-1, 6-3, to top the 16-U class. The Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur, ace then rolled past Reyman Saldivar, 6-1, 6-1, to add the 18-U diadem.
Three campaigners from Kabacan (Jairo Ramirez and siblings Armando and Reyman Saldivar) and one each from Lanao del Norte (Denopol) and Ozamiz (Judy Ann Padilla) shared the spotlight by ruling their respective divisions in the four-day event.
Ramirez clobbered Yusuf Maldo, 4-2, 4-2, in the 10-unisex finals; Armando Saldivar foiled Maldo, 6-1, 6-4, for the 12-U crown; Reyman Saldivar took the 14-U title with 6-1, 6-3 romp over Espinosa; Denopol downed Rose Messiona, 6-2, 6-2, for the girls’ 12-U diadem; and Padilla repulsed Denopol for the 14-U crown.
Enriquez later teamed up with Padilla to blast Zykla Cervantes and Shiela Balinas, 8-1, for the 18-U doubles title with Reyman Saldivar and Kristofer Espinosa taking the boys’ plum with an 8-5 escape over Erick Tangub and Ace Bejarin.
Denopol and Messiona bagged the 14-U diadem with an 8-3 rout of Ayezza Dino and Seth Ramirez with Reyman Saldivar and Faisal Magarang edging Kristofer Espinosa and Brent del Socorro, 8-6, for the boys’ trophy. Johnel Maldo and Ramirez pocketed the 10-unisex title with an 8-2 victory over Erick Bation and Jaffe Tibungcog.
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