Mindanao players rule PSC-Philta netfest

Mindanao players Janus Ringia and Jennifer Pagente won two titles each on Friday in the Philippine Sports Commission-Philippine Tennis Association (PSC-Philta) Age Group Championships at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center.

Ringia, a Grade 9 student at the Koronadal National Comprehensive High School in South Cotabato, pulled off a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Jeremiah Macias III to pocket the boys' 18-under title in the season-ending tournament organized by Philta, headed by Col. Salvador Andrada.

Ringia, who won the individual bronze and team silver at the 2015 Palarong Pambansa in Legazpi City, Albay, annexed the 16-under title after beating Jose Antonio Tria, 7-5, 6-4 in the final.

Pagente of Cagayan de Oro City shared the limelight with Ringia when she dominated the girls' 18-under and 16-under divisions.

Pagente defeated Arianne Nilasca, 6-2, 6-0, to capture the 18-under title and later claimed the 16-under title over Sultan Kudarat's Carlyn Bless Guarde, 6-4, 6-0.

In other final results, Gaby Zoleta of Lucena City downed Justine Maneja, 6-2, 6-1 to win the girls' 14-under title while Adeline Abadia rallied past Kaye Ann Emana, 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 to capture the girls' 12-under crown.

In the boys' 14-under category, Jan Harold Trillanes defeated Danielle Estanislao, 6-1, 7-5 in the final. Shant Nuguit pocketed the boys' 12-under title over Marc Andrei Jarata, 6-2, 6-2.

Sherwin Nuguit prevailed over Michael Jimenez, 4-0, 4-1, in the unisex 10-under singles final. In the doubles, Joshua Diva and Mica Ella Emana outplayed Nuguit and Jarata, 8-5, to win the title.

Miguel Luis Vicencio and Rafael Liangco downed Diego Dayrit and Manolo Angara, 8-1 to capture the boys' 14-under doubles title while Gaby Zoleta and Patricia Lim claimed the girls' 18-under doubles over Emana siblings Kaye Ann and Mica Ella, 8-5.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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