YOUNG junior tennis players battle it out for honors in the 2014 First Gen-Juntaphil Metro Age Group Tennis Championships starting on Monday at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center.
Eleven matches in the boys’ premier 18-Under division and three in the girls’ side are on tap in the opener of the week-long tournament. Children will also battle for the titles in the boys’ and girls’ 16-under, 14-under and 12-under classes and the 10-under unisex division.
Top seed Miguel Vicencio kicks off his title drive in the 10-unisex as he clashes with Hailey Agustin, while third seed James Cruz collides with Jeremy Imperial. Fourth seed Edgardo Angara takes on Kaye Emana, sixth ranked Von Saraza faces off with Stone Wu, and No. 7 Joaquin de Leon tangles with JB Cuarto.
Second seed Macie Carlos sees action on Tuesday against Yusof Burahan in the Group I tournament sanctioned by the Philippine Tennis Association that stakes ranking points.
Other matches in the youngest category pit Justine Maneja against Mib Burahan, Brent So opposite Kidlat Estogero, Mae Rosales against Jude Hidalgo, and Alessi Cruz versus Riley Banaag.
Also to be held is the Boy Mendoza Cup, a non-ranking section sponsored by Smart featuring the 11-under and 15-and-under classes for boys and girls. For details, call 0906-2777916 or 0927-5894128 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.