JANELLE Carmela Llavore won three titles in the third leg of 16th Head 2014 Junior satellite circuit national tennis annual age-group tournament recently at the Nazareth Tennis Club in Cagayan De Oro City.
The 15-year-old Llavore ruled the girls’ 18-under singles title against Carlyn Bless Guarde, 6-1, 6-2, and topped the 16-under singles division by beating Gennifer Pagente, 7-5, 5-7, 7-5.
“I’m so thankful to my parents for supporting my campaign every time I compete. I was very inspired,” said Llavore.
Llavore and Pagente won the girls’ doubles 18-under title over Aubrey Calma and Merkisslyn Ubay-Ubay, 8-2.
Dave Masqueda bagged the boys’ 18-under singles trophy, defeating No. 4 Mikko Ringia, 6-2, 6-0, while Allen Manlangit won the 16-under singles crown by beating Janus Ringia, 6-0, 7-5.
Top seed Janus Ringia came back strong in the boys’ 14-under singles class as he toppled third seed Mat Steve Palasan, 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (5), in the final.
No. 2 Gennifer Pagente upset Carlyn Bless Guarde in the finals of the girls’ 14-under class, 6-1, 0-6, 6-4.
In the 12-under category, Mark Alfred Directo beat Prince Najeb Langitao in the boys’ finals, 6-2, 6-2, while April Minnette Bentillo whipped Merkisslyn Ubay-Ubay in the girls’ finals, 6-3, 6-4.
Rupert Tortal defeated April Minnette Bentillo, 6-3, 6-2, for the 10-under unisex title of the competition supported by Smart Communications, Smart Sports, Chris Sports, Head Graphene, Toalson and Head.