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

    Dec 19, 2016

    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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