Defending champion Marky Alcala will be defending his men’s open singles crown starting today in the 9th Prima Pasta Badminton Championship at the Powersmash Badminton Courts in Pasong Tamo, Makati City. Alcala, 16, ruled the men’s singles open division last year outlasting Ross Leenard Pedrosa while his elder sister Malvinne Poca Alcala ruled the women’s open singles at the expense of Bianca Ysabelle Carlos. The other players who will be seeing in action in the annual badminton tournament organized by Alex Lim are Michael Kevin Cudiamat, RJ Ormilla, Rabbie Jason Oba-ob, Kenneth Monterubio, Sarah Joy Barredo, and Airah Mae Nicole Albo. Competing in the men’s doubles are Ronel Estanislao and Paul Jefferson Vivas, Peter Gabriel Magnaye and Alvin Morada, while Jessie Francisco and Eleanor Inlayo as well as Poca Alcala and Gelita Castillo will see action in the women’s doubles open.
JOSEF T. RAMOS