Duran rules Cebuana Lhuillier junior netfest

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

EASTERN Samar’s Ma. Delrose Duran, Cagayan de Oro’s Dave Sebastian Mosqueda and Surigao City’s Rupert Ohrelle Tortal were the simply the rising netters in the locality who made a splash in the Northern Mindanao swing of the 2013 Cebuana Lhuillier Age Group tennis championships that recently capped its busy April month in Camiguin Island and Gingoog City, respectively.

The General Mac Arthur pride Duran, however, shone the brightest among the three as she made a double whammy both in Camiguin leg and Gingoog leg of the nationwide netfest, beating the same rival from Cagayan de Oro, Anjelica Devi Mosqueda for the girls’ 14-under and 16-under crowns.

“This girl (Duran) from Eastern Samar is quite impressive as she’s been consistent during the previous legs in Misamis and Lanao province,” Mario Inguito Craiz, tournament director told Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro.

Devi’s older brother, Dave and Tortal almost duplicated Duran’s feat as the Cagayan de Oro ace defeated Gingoog sensation Joel Librodo twice in the finals for the boys’ 16-under and 18-under titles in Camiguin.

Mosqueda started strong in Gingoog but could only draw level with Tangub City stalwart Francis Dominic Lanzado, winning the 18-under jewel and yielding the 16-under plum in their head-on collision.

Tortal, on the other hand, proved that the unisex 10-under is not just his only domain as he also ran away with the boys’ 12-under diadem in Gingoog at the expense of Cagayan de Oro’s Orland Patrick Garcia.

Craiz said he expects Tortal to even do better when the Cebuana Lhuillier tourney goes to Surigao.

“Sa iya na gyod nga hometown dulaon so, expected gyod nga motaas ang morale sa bata,” added Marlon Castro, the conditioning coach of Cagayan de Oro-based players who will host the tourney’s last provincial leg in Region 10 this coming August. (LLS)


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