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    Centeno beats Amit again to reach PNG final

    May 27, 2013
    Chezka Centeno defeats Rubilen Amit for the second time in two days in the National Games. Jerome Ascano

    CHEZKA Centeno does it again.

    The Zamboanga teenage sensation stunned Rubilen Amit once more, 7-3, on Monday to move into the finals of the women’s 9-ball billiards competition of the 2013 Philippine National Games at the Rizal Memorial Billiards Hall.

    Centeno nipped Amit, 7-6, on Sunday but was sent to the one-loss side by Iris Ranola, who advanced to the finals with a 7-2 victory.

    The 13-year-old pool ace again faced Amit on Monday, this time scoring a lopsided win to arrange a title match with Ranola on Thursday.

    Beaten by the teenage sensation twice in two days, former world champion Amit was more amazed than shocked.

    “Game plan ko is more of safety shots pero nawala ang atake ko,” said Amit.

    “Maganda ang future niya,” said Amit. “Na-impress ako sa opensa niya. Aggressive siya.”

    Francisco “Django” Bustamante, meanwhile, was sent to the one-loss side by little-known Mark Jerick Leyva, 9-4, in the second round.

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    “Masaya ako dahil tinalo ko idol ko,” said Leyva, a 23-year-old Teresa, Rizal native who had beaten Allan Cuartero in the first round. “Natsambahan ko siya.”

    In women’s tennis, top-ranked Marian Jade Capadocia registered a walkover win against Nicole Eugenio.

    Second-seed Clarice Patrimonio whipped Noella Damian, 6-0, 6-0, while Maika Tanpoco also blanked Regina Del Rosario.

    In archery at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines field, Benel’s Ian Chipeco won his second gold medal by capturing the Olympic round compound event, beating Jeff Adriano and Dean Adriano.

    Rachelle Ann Cabral-Dela Cruz copped the gold in the Olympic round recurve, defeating Manila Polo’s Andrea Orbeta. The bronze went to Sudac’s Marie Crizabelle Merto.

    But Cabral-Dela Cruz’ fellow 2012 Olympian Mark Javier settled for the bronze in the double 70 recurve with national squad teammates Flor Matan and Paul Dela Cruz winning the gold and silver, respectively.

    Merto also won the gold in the double 70 recurve over Cabral-Dela Cruz and Stephanie Azarias.

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    Theodore Cabral of AIM-X bagged the gold in the Olympic round recurve against Dela Cruz and Matan.

    University of the Philippines defeated Miriam College, 4-1, in women’s football at the Rizal Memorial Football Field.

    Philab downed De La Salle-Canlubang, 12-0; National University beat Rizal Technological University, 9-4; and De La Salle won over Adamson, 4-2, in baseball action.

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