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Novis earns 2 PPS plums, Saldivar takes 1

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Ma. Angelica Novis achieved a two-title target but Reyman Saldivar Jr. settled for one as they shared MVP honors in the PPS-PEPP Digos City national age-group tennis tournament at the Digos City Tennis Club in Davao del Sur yesterday.

The top-seeded Novis dropped just nine games in three matches, capping her romp in the girls’ 16-and-under singles finals with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Coleen Carvajal. The Malita, Davao ace later crushed Zkyla Cervantes, 6-3, 6-2, in the 18-U finals of the Group 2 presented by Dunlop.

Saldivar, on the other hand, survived the big 32-player field in the boys’ 14-U side, foiling Roy Niegas, 6-2, 6-3, in the finals. The Kabacan bet, however, stumbled in the 16-U division, dropping a 6-1, 3-6, 9-11 semis decision to Kidapawan’s JV Comendador, who went on to overpower Steve Aton, 6-1, 6-2, for the crown.

Other winners in the five-day tournament sponsored by Palawan Pawnshop-Palawan Express Pera Padala and sanctioned by the Unified Tennis Philippines made up of PPS-PEPP, Cebuana Lhuillier, Wilson, Toby’s, Dunlop, Slazenger and B-Meg were Kabacan’s Yusuf Maldo (10-unisex), Digos’ Charles Jumawan (boys’ 12-U) and Juliana Carvajal (girls’ 14-U), Sultan Kudarat’s Sanchena Francisco (girls’ 12-U), and Brent Magno of Kidapawan (boys’ 18-U).

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