Patrombon rips Anasta, keeps PPS Suarez tennis crown
Jeson Patrombon whipped doubles partner Vicente Anasta with a superb all-around game and posted an easy 6-0, 6-1 victory to rule the PPS-PEPP Fr. Fernando Suarez Open Championships for the second straight year at the Brent Tennis Center in Biñan, Laguna, last weekend.
Patrombon kept his run of good form from the first round to the semifinals, where he dispatched Fritz Verdad, 6-0, 6-1.
Anasta got on the scoreboard only after holding serve in the fourth game of the second set, but it was a minor bump on the road for Patrombon, who cruised to the crown the rest of the way.
Patrombon, who beat fellow Davis Cup veteran Johnny Arcilla via the same fashion last year, pocketed the top P30,000 purse with Anasta, who repulsed Leander Lazaro, 6-1, 3-6, 7-5, in the last four, receiving P15,000 along with the two losing semifinalists.
Patrombon and Anasta later teamed up to thwart Lazaro and Verdad, 6-1, 6-7 (5), 10-5, to clinch the doubles plum worth P20,000.
Meanwhile, Joseph Victorino and Roy Tan trounced Joey Koh and Keff Gamana, 8-4, to capture the pro-am crown, one of the side events of the tournament put up by Palawan Pawnshop-Palawan Express Pera Padala that also featured the Legends division.