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Issue date: April 17, 2017

Abarquez tops HEAD Jr. tennis in Cebu

Abarquez, playing No. 1 seed in the girls’ 18 and 16-and-under singles divisions, scored a 6-2, 6-1 win over Shyne Villareal in the girls’ 18-and-under finals to take home the trophy. She demolished Lyrah Mar Repollo, 6-0, 6-2, to win the girls’ 16-and-under title for her second crown.

Lyrah Mar Repollo in action during the fourth leg of the 19th HEAD Jr. tennis Cebu City leg.

The second-seeded Sing, on the other hand, defeated Nicolas Allain Olat, 7-5, 7-5, for the 12-and-under boys’ singles title of the annual tournament organized by HEAD Philippines distributor Dynamic Sports.

No. 7 Gabriel Andre Trazo won over No. 4 Sing, 6-1, 6-4, to bag the 14-and-under boys’ singles crown, while top seed Venz Alforque bashed second Caesar Fernando Po, 6-1, 6-0, to clinch the 16-and-under boys’ crown.

Douglas Maravillas blanked Aaron Kevin Tabura, 4-0, 4-0, for the 10-and-under unisex title.

In other singles finals results, Clyde Laquio crushed Vhon Tudtud, 6-1, 6-1, to gain the 18-and-under boys’ title; No. 1 Tiffany Claire Nocos derailed Juliana Maravillas, 6-4, 6-2, to claim the 12-and-under girls’ crown; and Ashley Mckenzie beat Lyrah Mar Repollo, 6-2, 6-2, for the 14-and-under girls’ title.

The champions in the doubles divisions were Maravillas and Chad Cuizon (10-and-under unisex doubles); Alejandro and brother Diego Barrientos (14-and-under boys doubles); Ceasar Fernando Po and Eric James Binoya (18-and-under boys); Shedel Aighey Gica and Repollo (14-and-under girls); and Villareal and Abarquez (18-and-under girls).

The Cebu leg was participated in by more than 150 young tennis players, the upcoming Visayas leg of the circuit will be held in Iloilo City.

The 19th HEAD Junior Tennis Satellite Circuit is supported by Chris Sports and UBE Express.

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