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Jeson Patrombon battled back from a set down and pounced on fellow Davis Cup veteran Johnny Arcilla’s poor condition in the decider to fashion out a 4-6, 7-5, 3-0(ret.) win while Marian Capadocia survived Clarice Patrimonio, 6-3, 7-6(5), as they kept their singles crowns in the PPS-PEPP Brookside Hills Open Tennis Championships at the Brookside Hills Tennis Club in Cainta, Rizal last Sunday.

Patrombon blew a 4-1 lead in the second set but recovered in time to fight back from 4-5 down and force a decider with a sweep of the last three games. The 26-year-old ace from Iligan City then took the first three games of the third and eventually the match and the crown as Arcilla gave up due to dizziness.

Jeson Patrombon and Marian Capadocia (second and third from left, respectively) hold their trophies as they pose with Cainta Mayor Kit Nieto (left) and Brookside Hills Tennis Club president Allan Del Castillo after retaining their singles crowns in the PPS-PEPP Brookside Hills Open Tennis Championships Sunday.

Jeson Patrombon and Marian Capadocia (second and third from left, respectively) hold their trophies as they pose with Cainta Mayor Kit Nieto (left) and Brookside Hills Tennis Club president Allan Del Castillo after retaining their singles crowns in the PPS-PEPP Brookside Hills Open Tennis Championships Sunday.

The victory, worth P50,000, came on the heels of Patrombon’s emphatic victory in the Gov. Umali Cup in Oriental Mindoro last month, also against his long-time rival Arcilla.

The 24-year-old Capadocia, who pocketed P25,000 in her singles romp, made it a twinkill as she teamed up with Khim Iglupas to trounce Clarice and Christine Patrimonio. 6-3, 6-3, and clinch the women’s doubles crown worth P10,000.

Leander Lazaro and Fritz Verdad, meanwhile, stole the thunder in men’s doubles, hacking out a 3-6, 7-6(5), 10-8 decision over No. 2 Patrombon and Noel Damian Jr. in the semis then foiling Arcilla and Eric Jed Olivarez, 4-6, 7-6(3), 10-8, for the title worth P15,000.

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