Ilonggo athletes stamped their class over other netters in the country after winning the overall championship of the 2nd Mayor Joe III Summer Inter-Club Team Challenge Tennis Tournament at the Iloilo City Tennis Center in LaPaz, April 8, 2019.
The team got some support from Danilo Sajonia and Litz de Juan who defeated Jafar Bagambang and Ryan Madreliño to snatch the gold medal in the Open category.
Siegfried Tuble and Dan Solivio also blasted Carmela Bueno and May Vonne de Juan to top the Class C category.
Ilonggo duo Rodel Torres and Harold Marshall bagged the crown in the 40 and Up Team Challenge Category at the expense of Jonelle Llavore and DR Aurilio.
Other winners included Gene Caymo and Rey Panes in the 50 and Up and Antonio Fajardo and Edgardo Golbin in the 60 and Up division.
Organized by the Iloilo City Sports along with the Ultra Tennis Club, the three-day events are supported by NFA Sun Downers Club, Camp Delgado Tennis Club and CPU Tennis Club.
Meanwhile, former world junior representative Jericho Banares regained his winning form after ruling the 1st Project-EX 10-Ball Open at Project-EX Sports Bar & Resto in Iloilo City.
The Antipolo, Rizal native defeated Johann Chua in the gold medal round, 11-6 to receive P100,000 plus trophy. Chua on the other hand, settled for P50,000 plus trophy.
Before winning the tournament, Banares also eliminated Roland Garcia, 11-9, while Chua outlasted Jeffrey Ignacio, 11-4, in the other final four matches.