Home Sports Top Sports Patrombon repulses Anasta in PPS final

Patrombon repulses Anasta in PPS final

Jeson Patrombon snatched victory from the clutches of defeat, bucking an opening set defeat and fighting back from 1-4 down in the second to hack out a 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 decision over Vicente Anasta and claim the PPS-PEPP Pintaflores Festival men’s singles Open crown in San Carlos, Negros Occidental recently.

Staring at defeat as Anasta sustained his superb all-around game to move two games away from posting a reversal, Patrombon put up one big shot after the other to break his doubles partner in the sixth game of the second frame then swept the next four in varying fashions to force a decider at the San Carlos City tennis courts.

Seizing the momentum, Patrombon then broke Anasta again in the fourth and eight games of the third set to pound the victory and extend his domination of the Open tournaments under the Palawan Pawnshop-Palawan Express Pera Padala circuit that also drew some of the country’s leading and rising junior players.

“Patrombon’s character and resiliency should inspire our young players as they face bigger, tougher challenges in pursuit of their dreams,” said Palawan Pawnshop president/CEO Bobby Castro of the country’s top player who dominated the Gov. Umali Cup, Fr. Suarez Cup, Brookside Open and Actifit Open early this year.

Patrombon and Anasta later teamed up to thwart Fritz Verdad and Joshua Kinaadman, 7-6(4), 6-4, and secure the doubles diadem in the annual event held as part of the host city’s Pintaflores Festival celebrations and organized by Criston Carmona.


Sharing the spotlight were the Legends division winners with Josephus Cerna-Remio Sagansay crushing Danny Bato-Eduardo Rodriguez, 8-4, in the 60s category; Justo Cerna-Roche Pilares posting the same scoreline over Jojie Ansola-Paul Allego in the 50s class; and Jojo Enad-Guendel Orcullo, who ripped Mon Hitosis-John Landqvist, 8-3, in the 40s section.

Kim Glanza-Mika Medina, meanwhile, wore down Chloe Tortusa-Mia Gemida, 8-6, to snare the women’s doubles crown in the event sponsored by Mayor Rene Gustillo, Rep. Gerardo Valmayor and Gov. Bong Lacson.

PH’s Gazini Ganados fails to make it to Top 10

The Philippines’ Miss Universe 2019 bet Gazini Ganados bowed out of the competition during the semi-finals. Her bid for the coveted crown ended when she...

Makati stops giving POGO licenses

MAKATI City will no longer accept new applications for Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) licenses, Mayor Abby Binay said. Binay declared an indefinite moratorium on...

PH’s Gazini Ganados makes it to Top 20

The Philippines’ Miss Universe 2019 bet Gazini Ganados made it to the semi-finals after the competition’s first cut on Monday morning. As with previous editions,...

Amit makes strong comeback, defeats Centeno to win gold

Rubilen Amit got back at compatriot Chezka Centeno, 7-3, to win the women's singles nine-ball pool competition of the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG)...

Gilas women’s squad barges to finals

Gilas Pilipinas women’s squad defeated Malaysia, 81-75, in the 30th Southeast Asian Games women’s basketball competition held at the Mall of Asia Arena in...

Today’s Front Page December 09, 2019

Today’s Front Page December 09, 2019