More than 200 entries, led by fancied Sydney Enriquez and Eric Tangub, slugged it out in nine age group divisions, each aiming for top honors and ranking points in the PPS-PEPP Oroquieta national age-group tennis tournament which got going yesterday in Misamis Occidental.
Four divisions drew 32-player draws each, underscoring the popularity of the sport in this side of the Mindanao swing of the country’s biggest, long-running talent-search sanctioned by the Unified Tennis Philippines made up of PPS-PEPP, Cebuana Lhuillier, Wilson, Toby’s, Dunlop, Slazenger and B-Meg.
“We thank the host city for helping us put up this huge field where we expect new faces to emerge,” said Palawan Pawnshop president/CEO Bobby Castro. “This should also inspire future hosts to encourage the youth to take part in our continuing effort to help discover future stars.”
Meanwhile, listup for the PPS-PEPP Cainta Open, featuring the country’s top players, is ongoing with the event slated May 13-21.