The Palawan Pawnshop-Palawan Express Pera Padala regional tennis tournament holds its first tournament in Dangcagan, Bukidnon today with the local aces and rising stars out to spring some surprises against the regular campaigners at the Dangcagan and Kitaotao Tennis Club.
Mayor Fruto Dandasan has guaranteed a successful staging of the Group 5 tournament sponsored by Palawan Pawnshop and presented by Slazenger, which drew a huge turnout and which will showcase not only the local talents but also the host province’s junior tennis program.
“We are inviting all the tennis aficionados and fans to watch and support the first Palawan Pawnshop national juniors age group tennis tournament here in Dangcagan, Bukidnon,” said Mayor Dandasan. “Our hosting will also showcase our junior tennis program which is mandatory of our LGUs, which includes free weekend clinics for our youth.”
Von Tabuco and Vince and Yvu Dandasan head the locals’ bid in the boys’ 18-and-under division while John Linsagan and the Dandasans topbill the 16-U cast in the event sanctioned by Philta and backed by Asiatraders Corp., exclusively distributor of Slazenger, the official ball.
“We are overwhelmed by the big turnout, especially from the local players, which only inspires us to continue promoting and developing the sport and at the same time help in discovering future national players,” said Palawan Pawnshop president/CEO Bobby Castro.
Zircon Magsayo and Rod Rafisora, on the other hand, will be the host’s bets in the 12-U class with Val Dandasan raring to slug it out with best in the 10-unisex side, headed by multiple leg winner Tenielle Madis of M’lang, Reyman Saldivar Jr., Tagum leg winner Jilian Manangking from Pikit and Jasmen Kadalum.
Carol Casinabe. Julianne Rafisora and Vanessa Tabuco will mix it up with the likes of Jazelle Madis, Winona Cabardo and Ma. Angelica Novis in the girls’ 16- and 18-U classes.
Meanwhile, action shifts to Bacolod next week in line with the Masskara Festival from October 20 to 24. Listup is ongoing. For details, contact 09154046464.