The story of Carlyn Bless Guarde, a.k.a (Bebang Guarde) (born 14 June 2001) is a Filipino female tennis player. She competed for 2016 Philippine Junior Federation Cup Team (Pre-Qualifying event) last 9 -15 March 2016 that held in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
After giving those hard works, she still managed and had balanced her time to become a good student in Grade – 11. “Bebang Guarde” preserved to maintain her position as rank #1 out of 16 under division official age group ranking (PHILTA) of Philippine Tennis Association.
Bebang took her path and continued to prove herself that’s why she was one of the tennis players that had given a chanced to represent the Philippine team to bring home the bacon last tournament of 2017 Asia Oceania Pre Qualifying zone of Jr. Davis Cup and Jr. Fed Cup that held in New Delhi, India last 20-25 February 2017.
Guarde became the no. 1 player in local for the age group female category 14U and 16U since she was 13 years old. She maintained her rank and never failed to fight up to the present. She was also a runner-up in 2016 (WTF) World Tennis Federation road to Singapore. She was proclaimed as the 2016 Cebuana Lhuillier (MVP) Most Valuable Player of the year.
A month’s later, Bebang Guarde claimed the throned of 2017 Palawan Pawnshop Tennis (MVP) Most Valuable Player of the Year.
Name: Carlyn Bless Guarde
Local Career: Palarong Pambansa 2016 Female Lawn Tennis Bronze Medalist.
Country Residence: Isulan, Sultan Kudarat, Mindanao, Philippines.
Plays: Right Handed/ 2 Handed Backhand
Current Position: (PhilTA) 16-U rank #1 | (UTP) 16-U rank #1
Racquet sponsored by Dunlop
It was an awarding night when her father a newbie in lawn tennis player was required to attend, and so she insisted to went with her father. Upon waiting for the announcement of winners, she as a young girl who was very curious about what was happening in her surroundings.
She saw a pile of trophies placed on a table and went near to it, touching or/and carried for she attracted in the medals and trophies. One of the coach observed her, saw her potential or maybe desires to become a future tennis champion thus he walked next to her father and advised him to take his daughter to tennis world and trained her at least 3-4 hours a day.
Carlyn was only eight years old when her father took courage to brought her to the tennis court, and that was the beginning of her journey.
As the time passed, Carlyn Bless Guarde a.k.a (Bebang Guarde) started entering age group competition and finally, she achieved her first trophy as champion in the Leg of the Philta Smart-Head Age-Group National Tennis Tour 2011 Junior Satellite Circuit presented by Smart Communications at the age of (9) under the category of (12) girls division.
She still managed to impress the crowd on that event and even famous until the present.
Because of her perseverance and the full support of her parents, she reached 200+ achievements including trophies, medals, sponsored giveaways, without even minding the financial aid they had expensed.
Her Dad(Romil Guarde) believed that, “Dili magmaayo ang imohang anak kung walay suporta gikan sa ginikanan“.
Along with her journey, we, Philtennis.com interviewed her about her strengths and secrets of how she made it there. These were her answers;
To become a great tennis player, you need self-discipline, obedient to your coach, determination, and passion.
Qualification to become a great player, make sure that you have the consistency in playing the game not just using your brain but also with your heart. And she believes in a unique perception in life that if you are “willing to fight, then you must also be willing to win.”
And she believes in a unique perception in life that if you are “willing to fight, then you must also be willing to win.”
She has a good perception in life, and thus she has almost all the characteristics that a tennis player must possess; humble, patient, respectful against her foes.
As a strong fighter, she, Carlyn Bless Guarde is more than willing to face the coming challenges.
Singles Fed Cup Career Record:
2016 Junior Fed Cup (Pre-Qualifying event)
|9-15 March 2016||Sri Lanka||Vietnam||Shell Court||Singles||4–6, 6–3, 6–4||Win|
|Oman||Shell Court||Singles||6-2, 6-1||Win|
|Kyrgyztan||Shell Court||Singles||6-3, 6-1||Lost|
|Singapore||Shell Court||Singles||2-6, 7-5, 6-3||Win|
2017 Asia Oceania (Pre Qualifying zone) of Jr. Davis Cup and Jr. Fed Cup
|20-25 Feb. 2017||New Delhi, India||Vietnam||Hard Court||Singles||7–5, 6–4||Win|
|Lebanon||Hard Court||Singles||6–2, 6–3||Win|
|Tajikistan||Hard Court||Singles||6–2, 6–2||Lost|
Doubles Career Record:
|Titles Edition||Date||Location|| Country
|2017 Asia Oceania||20-25 Feb. 2017||New Delhi, India||Pacific Oceania||Hard||Doubles||6–0, 6-0||Lost|
|of Jr. Davis Cup|
Recent Local Current Singles Career:
Matchup Respective Foe’s
|Cebuana Lhuillier Age-Group Tennis||Oct 27-30 2017||Isulan, Sultan Kudarat||Jazzele Madis||Shell Court||2||18-U||6-0, 6-1||Champion|
|Cebuana Lhuillier Age-Group Tennis||Oct 27-30 2017||Isulan, Sultan Kudarat||Jazzele Madis||Shell Court||2||16-U||4-6, 7-5(10-4)||Champion|
|Cebuana Lhuillier Age-Group Tennis||Oct 20-24 2017||M’lang, North Cotabato||Jazzele Madis||Hard Court||2||18-U||6-2, 6-2||Champion|
|Cebuana Lhuillier Age-Group Tennis||Oct 20-24 2017||M’lang, North Cotabato||Jazzele Madis||Hard Court||2||16-U||6-4,6-2||Lost|
|Cebuana Lhuillier Age-Group Tennis||May 28 – 31 2017||Polomolok||Angelica Novis||Hard Court||2||18-U||Champion|
|Cebuana Lhuillier Age-Group Tennis||May 28 – 31 2017||Polomolok||Kyle Rivera||Hard Court||2||16-U||Champion|
|PPS-PEPP Age-Group||April 23-27 2017||Koronadal City||Ezra Enriquez||Shell Court||2||18-U||7-5, 6-7, (10-4||Lost|
|PPS-PEPP Age-Group||April 23-27 2017||Koronadal City||Ezra Enriquez||Shell Court||2||16-U||6-1, 6-2||Lost|
|PPS-PEPP Age-Group||April 19-22 2017||General Santos City||Ezra Enriquez||Shell Court||2||18-U||w.o||Champion|
|PPS-PEPP Age-Group Tournaments||April 19-22 2017||General Santos City||Ezra Enriquez||Shell Court||2||16-U||6-4, 3-6(10-8)||Champion|
|Head Jr. Satelite Circuit||April 1-5, 2017||Isulan, Sultan Kudarat||Jezzelle Madis||Shell Court||5||18-U||(6-3, 3-6, 6-1)||Champion|
|Head Jr. Satelite Circuit||April 1-5, 2017||Isulan, Sultan Kudarat||Minnete Bentillo||Shell Court||5||16-U||(6-4, 6-3)||Champion|