JOHN DAVID VELEZ and Thomas Gabuat prepare for a fierce showdown in the boys showpiece division even as Kimi Brodeth looks to extend his antics in the Palawan Pawnshop-Palawan Express Pera Padala (PPS-PEPP) girls game Baybay City National Juniors Tennis The Championships which kicked off on Thursday at the Baybay Courts in Leyte.
Velez dominated the Under-18 side in the Puerto Princesa and Ormoc stages of the Group 2 tournament, but Ormoc town are finding braces for a tough exit this week, given a list of elite rivals to stop his antics in the longest talent in the country. research, led by Gabuat de Zambo Sibugay, Gerald Gemida and Randy Pausanos.
The eight age category event attracted six draws of 32 players, highlighting the strong and continued support from players and various local government units that has kept Palawan Pawnshop’s tennis program thriving and the youngsters busy at the pursuit of honors and ranking points. -round.
Gabuat and Gemida, meanwhile, are tipped to contest for the Under-16 trophy at the event sponsored by Baybay Mayor Jose Carlos Cari, but a host of others are set to spoil their projected clash, including Pausanos, Kenzo Brodeth, Ariel Semblantes, Christian Laguna, Jay Laguna and Ruzzel Manlimos.
David Sepulveda leads the under-14 cast which also includes Kenzo Brodeth, Urcisino Villa, Claudwin Tonacao, Edrielle dela Cruz, Michael Cari and the Laguna siblings.
Sepulveda and Villa are also the banners of the big Under-12 list along with Cari and Prinz Canezo.
Kimi Brodeth, on the other hand, looks set for another twin murder after she swept away the tiaras of the 16 and 18-year-old at her home in Ormoc last week. But the likes of Kate Imalay and Sanschena Francisco are both eager to stop her run in the circuit set up by Palawan Pawnshop President/CEO Bobby Castro.
Imalay also leads the girls under 14 category which also attracted Samantha Ortega, Ma. Caroliean Fiel, Molly Tan, Chrystell Laguna, Dorothy Araneta, Julienne Celeste and Maria Ataiza, while Fiel, Celeste, Tan and Laguna lead the Under 12 roster of the event aimed at discovering talents in the countryside and developing them to become future members of the pool or the national team.
The action moves to the town of San Carlos, Negros Occidental, with a bigger and stronger field set to compete for top honors in various categories. Registration is in progress. For more details, contact Bobby Mangunay on 0915-4046464.