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    Barquin, Desoyo net two titles each in La Carlota

    Feb 11, 2013

    THIRD seed Rodolfo Barquin and unranked Valerie Jan Desoyo won two titles each to dominate the fourth leg of the Philta-Palawan Pawnshop Regional age-group tennis tournament on Monday in La Carlota City, Negros Occidental.

    Barquin mastered Carl Catedral twice, essaying a 6-1, 6-2 romp in the 18-and-under finals and a 6-1, 6-3 victory in the 16-and-under class, while Desoyo stunned second seed Kiani De Asis, 6-1, 6-1, to cop the girls’ 12-U crown then overwhelmed Bliss Bayking, 6-0, 6-0, in the 14-U finals.

    Keanu Flores and Toni Rose Raymundo, meanwhile, split the top two titles in girls play in thrilling fashions with the former pulling off a 3-6, 6-4, 11-9 victory in the 16-U finals and the latter squeezing out a 6-4, 3-6, 15-13 in the 18-U championship of the event backed by Technosports, exclusive distributor of Babolat, headed by Guillermo Nocom.

    Top seed Karl Baran turned back Adrian Dehertogh, 4-6, 6-3, 10-7, to capture the boys’ 14-U plum while Reynan Mahusay took the 12-U crown with a 6-1, 6-2 romp over Xynel Van Datorin.

    Alejandro Enzo Carlo overpowered Raphael Seballos, 6-1, 6-2, to pocket the 10-unisex diadem of the event presented by Palawan Pawnshop through COO Bobby Castro and sanctioned by the Philippine Tennis Association.

    Meanwhile, Bacolod will host a leg from February 14 to 18 before action shifts into full gear on March 1 to 17 for the Olivarez-Philta Open age group, inter-collegiate and interclub championships at the Olivarez Sports Center in Sucat, Parañaque.

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