Sydney Enriquez and Eric Tangub fashioned out a pair of twin title feats as the Zamboanga bets shared the MVP honors in the PPS-PEPP Alamada national age-group tennis tournament at the Alamada Tennis Club in Cotabato recently.
Enriquez, 16, powered her way past three rivals in shutout fashions then trounced Angel Denopol, 6-2, 6-3, in the final to rule her age bracket. The Salug, Zambo del Norte star matched that romp in the premier 18-U division then overwhelmed Zykla Cervantes, 6-3, 6-0, in the championship to cap another strong showing in the Group 2 tournament presented by Dunlop.
Tangub also turned in a solid outing in boys’ play, crushing Gene Espinosa, 6-1, 6-3, to top the 16-U class. The Tukuran, Zambo del Sur ace then rolled past Reyman Saldivar, 6-1, 6-1, to add the 18-U diadem.
Three campaigners from Kabacan (Jairo Ramirez and siblings Armando and Reyman Saldivar) and one each from Lanao del Norte (Denopol) and Ozamiz (Judy Ann Padilla) shared the spotlight by ruling their respective divisions in the four-day event sanctioned by the Unified Tennis Philippines made up of PPS-PEPP, Cebuana Lhuillier, Wilson, Toby’s, Dunlop, Slazenger and B-Meg.
The tournament served as part of the Mindanao swing of the Palawan Pawnshop-Palawan Express Pera Padala circuit headed by president/CEO Bobby Castro.