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    Del Rosario, Manduriao shine in President’s Cup

    Jul 9, 2013

    MARCUS del Rosario won three titles in the Palawan Pawnshop President’s Cup age group tournament at the Olivarez Sports Center over the weekend in Sucat, Parañaque.

    The third-seeded Del Rosario upended top seed Jacob Martin, 6-4, 6-2, in the semis then overwhelmed Manuel Balce III, 6-1, 6-3, to cop the boys’ 14-and-under crown.

    As top seed in the 12-and-under, Del Rosario held off Maverick Legaspi, 6-2, 6-4, to pocket the crown.

    He also won the boys’ 14-and-under doubles plum with brother Miguel to emerge the winningest player in the tournament.

    Erika Manduriao stamped her class in girls’ play, the 18-and-under second seed downing Karamina Atangan, 6-2, 6-1, in the final.

    The 16-and-under top seed brought down Princess Catindig, 6-4, 6-1, in the other title match.

    Second seed Andrew Cano overcame a shaky start to repulse Marcen Gonzales, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, and cop the boys’ 18-and-U crown, while No. 2 Eric Jed Olivarez blasted Emmanuel Fuellas, 6-2, 6-0, to bag the 16-and-under title.

    Olivarez also teamed up with Jerome Romualdez to clinch the boys’ 18-and-under doubles crown while Alfred Doloroso and Juan Carlo Lapore took the 10-under unisex doubles title of the tournament presented by Palawan Pawnshop and sponsored by Philippine Tennis Association president and Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez.

    Diego Dayrit outlasted Daniel Estanislao III, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, to capture the 10-under unisex plum, Mikaela Vicencio toppled Blanche Lagrisola, 6-2, 6-1, to win the girls’ 12-and-under title and No. 2 Chloe Saraza stunned top seed Rafaella Villanueva, 6-4, 7-5, in the 14-and-under final of the event backed by Technosports, exclusive distributor of Babolat equipment.

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    The next leg is set July 19 to 22 in Baybay, Leyte with free registration plus giveaways from Babolat to all participants, according to Philta referee and tournament organizer Bobby Mangunay. For details, call 09154046464.

    “With Palawan Pawnshop, through COO Bobby Castro, and Technosports’ continuing support through president Guillermo Nocom, we’ll be putting up a series of tournaments in other regions to further help develop the sport and discover new talents,” said Mayor Olivarez.

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