• Local aces gear up for PPS-PEPP honors


    Amanda Gabrielle Zoleta and Patrick Salvacion set out against a slew of talented age-groupers from Manila and other provinces, hoping to defend their turf in the Pawnshop-Palawan Express Pera Padala regional tennis circuit which begins today at the Lucena City Tennis Club. Zoleta, one of Lucena’s rising stars, gets the second seeding next to fancied Denise Bernardo from Los Baños, Laguna in the girls’ 14-and-under division which also features local bets No. 3 Julia Ignacio and fourth ranked Lila Salvacion. Zoleta is also entered in the tougher 16-U section of the Group 2 event hosted by Mayor Don Don Alcala and headlined by Blanche Lagrisola from Sta. Rosa, Laguna, Ibiza Mae Perez from Bulacan, Arianne Nillasca from San Pablo and Bernardo. Patrick Salvacion, on the other hand, is the player to beat in the 10-unisex category, which also includes Marielle Jarata from La Union, Kidlat Estogero and Angeline Alcala from the host province. He is also set to see action in the 12-U class bannered by Marc Jarata and Edgardo Angara from the Big City.


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