Sultan Kudarat players, led by national junior Carlyn Bless Guarde, captured four golds and two silvers in the recently-concluded Batang Pinoy National Finals in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.
Guarde, a grade 10 student at Isulan National High School, defeated Davao City’s Danna Mariella Abad, 6-1, 6-3 in the girls’ 17-Under singles final. She also won a silver in the team event.
Ninette April Bentillo, a doubles gold medalist in the 2013 Palaraong Pambansa, ruled the girls’ 12-Under singles event after pulling off a 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 victory over Tennielle Madis of Mlang, North Cotabato. The grade 6 student at Kalawag Central School likewise won the silver in the team event.
Ninette’s brother Ramon Wilfred of Holy Trinity in General Santos City added two more golds after winning the boys’ singles and doubles with Jose Maria Pague from Zamboanga Sibugay in the 17-Under category.