Knights clinch fifth lawn tennis title

Mark Escarlote on Dec 16, 2014 04:47 PM
Letran netters bag fifth straight crown
Letran cemented its dynasty in the 90th NCAA lawn tennis winning its fifth straight crown.

A light downpour at the Rizal Tennis Center Tuesday didn’t dampen the celebration of Letran as the Knights completed its dynastical five-peat in the 90th NCAA senior’s lawn tennis competition by conquering Perpetual Help Altas, 2-1.      

Jeffrei Jumawan delivered the clincher as he downed Elbert Bacong, 6-3, 6-1, in the second singles match to seal Letran’s rally from a one-match deficit. 

Ian Valenzuela lost to Ed Adrian Parangan, 0-6, 1-6, in the first singles before the duo of Bryan Saarenas and Adjuthor Moralde bested Chad Bautista and Renz Sevilla, 6-2, 6-2, in the doubles play to even the match. 

San Beda, for its part, waylaid Letran to clinch its second straight junior’s crown. 

Noel Damian defeated Jose Nicolas Cano, 6-3, 6-1, and Andre Rodriguez and Edijardo Bagatoro outlasted Marcus and Miguel del Rosario, 6-4, 6-2, to clinch the championship.

In the other seniors match, San Beda turned back San Sebastian, 2-1, on victories by Vince Ramiscal over Arjohn dela Cruz, 6-3, 6-4, and Andre Tuason and Whiamark Basanid over Arman Artuz and Ryan Labastida, 6-1, 7-5. 

The Stags' only win was provided for by Francis Parangan, who beat Christian Alcantara, 6-2, 7-5.


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