The juniors Philippine tennis top seeds spotted, to duel at the Colegio San Agustin in Bulacan pocketing delegates their big names cities. The junior ITF ranked #771 Manuel Balce III and the ITF ranked #1111 Rafaella Villanueva comes out to led the 1st PPS-PEPP Fr. Fernando Suarez Cup 2018.
Balce, from Ateneo, rises banners the boys’ 18-and-under cast that includes Klyde Lagarde from Gen. Santos City, and Ramon Bentillo, Vince Tugade raised from Isulan, Sultan Kudarat while Rafaela Villanueva, from De La Salle-Zobel, joins Laguna’s Denise Bernardo, Anna Demyer from San Fabian, Pangasinan and Quezon City’s Miles Vitaliano in the premier girls side of the Group 1 tournament organized and sanctioned by the Unified Tennis Philippines.
Other top players tipped to contend for various titles in the juniors are the Lim brothers from Urdaneta – Prince and Kriz – and Jeo Tampoco from Valenzuela in the 10-unisex; Las Piñas’ Sherwin Nuguit, Joshua Diva and Jose Ma. De Leon from QC in the boys’ 12-U, John David Velez from Davao, Agoo, La Union’s Marc Jarata and JT Bernardo from Laguna in the 14-U, Daniel Estanislao III from Malabon, Bulacan’s Miguel Vicencio, Exequiel Jucutan from Manaoag, Pangasinan in the 16-U.
Denise Bernardo, Lucena’s Gabrielle Zoleta and Miles Vitaliano are expected to dispute the girls’ 16-U crown while Julia Ignacio from Lucena and Cagayan de Oro’s Casey Padilla lead the girls’ 14-U cast while Alexie Jarata and Padilla loom as the players to beat in the 12-U category of the event backed by UTP, including PPS-PEPP, Cebuana Lhuillier, Wilson, Toby’s, Dunlop, Slazenger and B-Meg.
PPS-PEPP calendar will feature 10 festival Open tournaments and 40 age-groupers spread in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. For details, call PPS-PEPP Sports Program Development director and organizer Bobby Mangunay at 0915-4046464.