NATIONAL players Ryan Rodney Jacolo and Jamaica Sy dominated the juniors division of the 2014 Table Tennis Association of the Philippines qualifying tournament on Friday at the Batangas City Convention Center.
Jacolo, a former National University junior standout, beat Serknight Benoya, 3-1; in the boys’ 18-under finals while Sy nipped Celine Ching of St. Stephen, 3-0, in the girls’ 18-under finals.
John Michael Castro of Bacolod won over Reynaldo Templado of General Santos, 3-1, in the finals of boy’s 15-under while Jannah Maryam Romero of Paco defeated Ann Gella Borbon of Bacolod, 3-1, in the championship round of the girls’ 15-under.
The two-day junior tournament served as a qualifying tilt for this year’s Southeast Asian Table Tennis Junior Championship (SEATTJC) in Brunei.
Table Tennis Association of the Philippines President Ting Ledesma said that Jacolo and Sy, among others, would earn an automatic ticket to the upcoming SEATTJC tournament for ruling the qualifying round.
“Jacolo and Sy, among other players will undergo training before competing in Brunei this year,”said Ledesma.