Velez, who topped the Unified rankings in the 16-and-under division last year, now moves up to the premier 18-U side as top seed in the 32-player draw, confident but wary of his chances against a field that includes Cedrick Bravo, Venz Alforque and Vince Lominique.
Onte toppled top seed Aleeva Suace, 6-1, 6-0, in the girls’ 12-and-under finals then the rising local star crushed Dolores Hofileña, 6-2, 6-3, to pocket the 14-U diadem in the Group I tournament presented by Dunlop.
Serena Williams ended a three-year title drought and donated her winner’s cheque to victims of the Australian bushfires in an emotional WTA Auckland Classic final on Sunday.
The world number two blasted the top-ranked Spaniard off court 6-2, 7-6 (7/4) after world number 10 Roberto Bautista Agut caned Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic 7-5, 6-1 in the other singles.
The Palawan Pawnshop-Palawan Express Pera Padala tennis circuit looks set to surpass its 2019 staging in terms of number of events and participation with 40 junior tournaments lined up for the new season spread over Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
Joshua Kinaadman hacked out a shock 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 victory over SEA Games gold medalist Casey Alcantara to barge into the semifinal round of the men’s singles in the PPS-PEPP Dagitab Festival Open Tennis Championship at the City of Naga Tennis Courts in Cebu Friday.
Commentators agree that these types of team tennis events could be the lifeblood of the sport, and betting industry experts including representatives of the top online sports betting sites in NJtend to agree.
Marc Jarata actually made it four-for-four for the Filipinos but he teamed up with Malaysian Thoybah Rahim to upend the top-seeded tandem of Exequiel Jucutan and Joewyn Pascua, 5-3, 4-2, in the boys’ doubles finals of the annual event which drew some of the leading and rising junior players in the region.
“It’s just another chance on Sunday,” Nadal said in a report from Agence France-Presse. “I want to enjoy a day off, have a good practice and Sunday is the day to play my best.”
Gemida surprised fellow Ormoc City bet Lambonao in the girls’ 16-and-under finals, 6-3, 6-2, then toughened up in the second set to score a repeat in the 18-U championship, 6-3, 7-5, and bag the MVP honors in the Group 2 tournament presented by Dunlop.