MANILA, Philippines – Seven players shone in the National Capital Region (NCR) leg of the Milo Junior Tennis Cup recently held at the Brittany Tennis Club in Quezon City.
Around 180 promising young athletes from across the region played for dominance in six divisions for a chance to compete in the national championships in August.
Making their way to the final games are Samuel Nuguit for the 10-under unisex division, Jennard Gonzales for the 12-under boys division, Gabby Zoleta for the 12-under girls and 14-under girls division, Jed Justine Labasano for the 14-under boys division, Emmanuel Fuellas for the 16-under boys division, Princess Catindig for both the 16-under and 18-under girls division, and Jan Andre Rodriguez for the 18-under boys division.
Coveted spots in the prestigious Malaysia Junior Tennis Circuit await the national champions of this year’s tournament.
The annual tennis cup also concluded its Visayas leg early this month where 158 players competed to earn top ranks.
Division champions Pete Andre Rodriguez for the 10-under unisex division, Venz Anton Alforque for the 12-under boys division, Ashley Balatero for the 12-under girls and 14-under girls division, Gener Francis Lambayan for the 14-under boys division, John Clyde Laquio for the 16-under boys division, Shyne Villareal for both the 16-under and 18-under girls division, and Christopher Encarnacion for the 18-under boys division will spearhead Team Visayas in its quest of earning the 2014 National Finals crown.
The regional qualifiers will advance to Luzon at the Clarkfield Development Center Tennis Club in Pampanga on May 15 to 18.
Mindanao qualifiers will be held at the General Santos City Tennis Club from June 1 to 4, leading to the culmination of the National Finals on August 30 to 31 at the Vista Real Tennis Courts in Quezon City.
Division winners of the tennis series will receive a trophy, P3,000 worth of tennis equipment, and national points from the Philippine Tennis Association.