• Veteran netters rule PPTO Manila leg


    Rolando Ruel, Jr. defeated Patrick John Tierro 6-2, 6-1, to bag the men’s singles title of the Peugeot Philippines Tennis Open (PPTO) Manila leg held from February 1 to 7, at the Valle Verde Country Club. Ruel is currently the Philippines’ No. 5 player, whileTierro is the Ateneo de Manila University men’s tennis team head coach and Philippines’ no. 4 netter. In men’s doubles, Ronard Joven and Karl Santamaria beat Noel Damian and Davis Alanoin 6-4, 7-5. In women’s singles, Marian Capadocia thumped Khim Iglupas 6-0, 2-6, 6-0 for the title. Capadocia and her sister Jella Jade, lost to Iglupas and Shaira Hope Rivera 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the women’s doubles.


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