NILO Ledama and Paula Uy wore down their respective rivals and scored a pair of abbreviated victories in the premier division of the PPS-PEPP Mayor Rene Gustilo Cup UTP Top 8 Juniors tournament at Sacata Tennis Club in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental recently.
Ledama, the Zambo del Sur ace who swept Group B eliminations in the two-division side among eight of the country’s top players in the boys’ 18-under category, toppled Brent Cortes from Lanao del Norte 6-3, 6-1 in the crossover semis then stopped Tangub, from Tukuran, also in ZDS, who succumbed to heat and yielded a 6-4 (ret.) result in the finals.
Uy, from Cabatuan, Isabela, also braced for a fierce title duel with the fancied Sydney Enriquez from Zambo del Norte, but took the shorter route in claiming the girls’ 18-under plum with a 1-0 (ret.) victory.