Cansino, Amazona bag ‘Araw' tennis titles

WINNERS of the 1st Slazenger-Mayor Inday Sara and Vice Mayor Rody Duterte Araw ng Dabaw Age-Group Tennis Championships pose during the awarding rites. (Contributed photo)

DAVAO City’s Juan Paolo Cansino and Davao Oriental’s Jeleardo Amazona lived up to their billing by bagging titles at the close of the 1st leg Slazenger-Mayor Inday Sara and Vice Mayor Rody Duterte Araw ng Dabaw Age-Group Tennis Championships at the GSIS Heights Tennis Club over the weekend.

Cansino crushed Elvie Lopez, Jr. of the Island Garden City of Samal (Igacos), 10-3, in their boys 18-under finals while Amazona also won on the same note over Tadeco netter Reagan Sorima for the boys 16-under.

Igacos bet Lenelyn Milo ruled the girls 18-under event by whipping Genevib Caorte of Davao City, 10-3, while Kidapawan City’s Jzash Canja overhelmed host city’s Jenni Celine Dizon, 10-4, in their girls 16-under titular showdown.

Khrizzan Dumlao, for her part, spanked fellow Sto. Tomas player Rosvel Anne Binondo, 10-6, in girls 14-under while Gil Molina walloped fellow Tadeco bet Laster Llandino, 10-3, in the boys’ division.

In 12-under, Arbin Cleo Binondo of Sto. Tomas and Patricia Velez of Davao City shared top honors. Binondo subdued Stephen Tubbs of Davao City, 10-8, for the boys title while Velez bested Carlyn Bless Guarde of Isulan, Sultan Kudarat, 10-7, for the girls crown.

The 10-under unisex title went to James Bagohin who beat another Sto. Tomas player Dave Villarin, 10-7.

Sports Development Division of the City Mayor’s Office (SDD-CMO) representatives Aleli Saberon and Linda Gelbolingo along with GSIS Tennis Club president Jose Libron Jr. awarded cash prizes of P1,500 each to the champions and P1,000 each to the runners-up in the Philippine Tennis Association (Philta)-sanctioned Group 3 event.

Philta regional vice-president Juanito “Titong” Cansino, Jr, thanked the city government of Davao and Slazenger for backing up the tournament that was organized as part of the 75th Araw ng Dabaw Sports Festival. (MLSA)

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