Filipino Michael Eala and Chui Kei Leung of Hong Kong gained the top billings in the CPSP-Philippine Tennis Association International Junior Tennis Championship that kicks off at the Philippine Columbian Association covered courts on July 17 to 22.
Eala, who reached the finals of the recent Indonesia AGS Junior Tennis, will be top seed in the boys’ 18-under division, with his current International Tennis Federation ranking of No. 548.
Chui is favored in the girls’ 18-under age group, with her ranking of No. 531 in the ITF netfest sponsored by Technifibre X-one tennis balls, Globe Telecoms and Philta president Atty. Antonio Cablitas.
Tournament director Chris Cuarto announced that the qualifying round is set on July 15 and 16, with Malaysia’s ITF White Badge Razmee Rawi as referee.
Notable local players entered in the main draw of the ITF Junior event supported by San Miguel Food Inc.vand Abs-Cbn are Jose Antonio Tria, Manuel Balce III, Mathew Garcia, Justin Suarez, Bea Acena, Melanie Faye Dizon and Rafaella Villanueva.