Local bets shine

People’s Tonight

May 21, 2013

AS expected, local bets dominated the last two stagings of the 2013 Cebuana Lhuillier National Age Group Tennis Series in Digos, Davao del Sur and in Surigao as the 10-month, 21-leg series hit its halfway point with 11 legs completed.

John Velez David split his two stabs at the championship, beating Paul Angelo Basan, 6-1, 6-4, for the 10-under crown, but lost to Danzel Dizon as he was forced to retire, while trailing, 4-6, 2-3, in the 12-under age-group.

Lorderns Pacheco beat Stephen Tubbs, 6-4, 6-1 for the 14-under title, while Joel Cantilla II was a double winner, disposing of Lisandro Alqueza, 6-2, 6-0 in the 16-under title match and prevailing over Boris Diamante, 6-3, 6-4, in the 18-under group.

In the girls’ side, Dana Abad was an easy 6-2, 6-1 winner over Jazzelle Madis in the 12-under finals; Trisha Velez blasted Clarizza Caorte, 6-0, 6-1 in the 14-inder age-group finals, with Caorte bowing anew in the 16-under finals, this time to Shaira Rivera who won, 6-3, 6-2.

Rivera failed to duplicate her earlier triumph, though, as she lost to Genevieve Caorte, 0-6, 6-1, 6-10 for the 18-under crown.

Winners in the boys’ side in the Surigao leg were multi-titlist Rupert Tortal in the 10-under, Vaughn Spence Codillo in the 12-under, Jose Mario Pague in the 16-under and Angelo Esguerra in the 18-under.

Distaff side winners were led by multiple leg winner Delrose Duran in the 16-under and Angelo Esguerra in the 18-under.

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