Locals shine in Sindangan leg of netfest

LOCAL bets, led by Maria Mica Labrador and Ran Jib Alib, shone at the recently concluded Sindangan, Zamboanga del Sur leg of the 2018 Cebuana Lhuillier Age-Group Tennis Championship Series, the country’s longest-running tennis grassroots program now on its 12th year, with Labrador copping two individual categories and sharing the spotlight in a doubles’ event and Ajib ruling  another  age group.

Labrador was very impressive as she posted straight-set victories, beating Julia Elumba from Dipolog, 6-1, 6-1, for the girls’ 16-under crown, then followed it up with another 6-1, 6-1 win over Carmella Dawn Borromeo of Dipolog City for the girls’ 18-under title. She then partnered with Elumba to share the girls’ 18-under doubles’ title with an 8-4 win over Christina Gula-gula and Eloisa Marie Laputan.

“It is good to see new faces like Labrador emerging as a triple winner as it shows her great potential for the future. We would like to see more Labradors to emerge  this year in our series,” said Jean Henri Lhuillier, President/CEO of the sponsoring Cebuana Lhuillier Group.

Alib, meanwhile, eked out a three-set win over Dwayne Russel Daarol from Liloy, Zamboanga del Sur to take home the boys’ 16-under crown in the tournament also backed by Dunlop as the official ball and hosted by Mayor Florentino Nilo Sy of Sindangan, who hosted a dinner for the participants.

Heniz Asian Carbonilla from Maranding, Lanao del Norte continued his domination of both the boys’ 12-under and 14-under categories; Carbonilla  blanked Kurt Gervan Bandolis  from Tubod, Lanao del Norte, 6-0, 6-0, for the 12-under title and took the 14-under crown with another straight set, 6-1, 6-1 victory over Richmoon Soriano in the finals of the 14-under.

Gula-gula from Dapitan City was another double winner in the girls’ side as she went home with both the 12-under and 14-under titles, defeating Laputan 6-3, 6-4 in the finals of the 12-under  and had an easier time in the 14-under championship against Dean Lianne Lanipa, 6-0, 6-2.

Zamboanga Sibugay’s Jose Maria Pague, a regular winner in the circuit, ruled the  boys’ 18-under as he disposed of Molave, Zamboanga del Sur bet Lex Estilore, 6-0, 6-1, in the finals.

Pague also won the 18-under doubles’ event with partner Nick Alessandro Isagan. Garlandson Ardiente from Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur  topped the 10-under unisex category with a 4-2, 4-2 win over Vladimer Quiday of Pagadian City and shared the same  category in the doubles’ event with erstwhile opponent Quiday. 


Topics: Maria Mica Labrador , Ran Jib Alib , Sindangan , 018 Cebuana Lhuillier Age-Group Tennis Championship Series

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