Cayanan, Escueta win doubles title as Malaysian tops singles in National Open Badminton

ANTON Cayanan and Philip Joper Escueta beat fellow national players Ronel Estanislao and Paul Jefferson Vivas, 21-12, 24-22, to top the doubles open in the Smart National Open Badminton Tournament 2016 at the Vista Mall in Taguig.

Malaysia’s Shazwan Shahrul won the singles crown, downing Rabie Jayson Oba-ob, 21-13, 21-19.

Cayanan and Escueta routed National University’s Mike Minuluan and Alem Palmares, 21-15, 21-11, in the semifinals, while Estanislao and Vivas defeated national players Peter Gabriel Magnaye and Alvin Morada, 25-23, 25-15.

Bianca Carlos crushed Mariya Anghela Sevilla, 21-15, 21-16, to bag the women’s singles open trophy.

Alyssa Ysabel Leonardo and Thea Marie Pomar beat Bianca Carlos and Chanelle Lunod, 21-17, 17-21, 21-16, to top the women’s doubles open.

Leonardo and Pomar, also national players, beat University of the Philippines’ Gelita Castilo and Eleanor Inlayo, 21-12, 21-11, in the semifinals while Carlos and Lunod of Ateneo outplayed Joella De Vera and Aires Amor Montilla, 17-21, 23-21, 21-17.

In the mixed doubles finals, John Paul Pantig and Francesca Bermejo rallied to beat Carlo Remo and Chanelle Lunod, 17-21, 21-16, 21-14.

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