UY, DEJA SHINE IN PALAWAN NETFEST

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Local ace Dawn Albert Uy overwhelmed Kaye Alota, 6-1, 6-1, to capture the girls’ 16-and-under crown while Cebu bet Wyndell Feb Deja swept the boys’ 16- and 18-under titles in the Palawan Pawnshop regional age-group 2013 presented by Babolat at the Senior Sto. Nino Tennis Club in Ubay, Bohol on Monday. Uy, 15-year-old find from Ubay who survived a big scare from Joane Zamora, 5-3, 3-4, 10-5, in the semifinals before dominating Alota from Inabanga, was actually going for a double victory but sustained injury after a slip in the second set of the 18-U finals, forcing her to yield the premier crown to Alota, 4-6, 5-6 (ret.). The 14-year-old Deja, on the other hand, clipped Reggie Amba, 6-4, 6-2, to pocket the boys’ 16-U crown then held off Miguel Logronio in a tough first set before completing a 7-6(8), 6-0 romp to bag the 18-U diadem in the event sponsored by Palawan Pawnshop and Babolat and hosted by Mayor Galicano Atup.

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