PRESS RELEASE: MILO Junior Tennis Cup heads north for Luzon qualifying bouts

PRESS RELEASE:

MILO Junior Tennis Cup heads north for Luzon qualifying bouts
Budding tennis aces compete for international playoff berths

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Manila, Philippines, 13 May 2014 – Leading beverage brand MILO recently capped the National Capital Region (NCR) leg of the MILO Junior Tennis Cup (MJTC), at the Brittany Tennis Club in Quezon City. 180 promising young athletes from across the region played for dominance in six divisions for a chance to compete in the national championships in August. Coveted spots in the prestigious Malaysia Junior Tennis Circuit await the national champions of this year’s tourney.

Making their way to the final games are Samuel Nuguit for the 10-under unisex division, Jennard Gonzales for the 12-under boys division, Gabby Zoleta for the 12-under girls and 14-under girls division, Jed Justine Labasano for the 14-under boys division, Emmanuel Fuellas for the 16-under boys division, Princess Catindig for both the 16-under and 18-under girls division, and Jan Andre Rodriguez for the 18-under boys division.

The annual tennis cup also concluded its Visayas leg early this month where 158 players competed to earn top ranks. Division champions Pete Andre Rodriguez for the 10-under unisex division, Venz Anton Alforque for the 12-under boys division, Ashley Balatero for the 12-under girls and 14-under girls division, Gener Francis Lambayan for the 14-under boys division, John Clyde Laquio for the 16-under boys division, Shyne Villareal for both the 16-under and 18-under girls division, and Christopher Encarnacion for the 18-under boys division will spearhead Team Visayas in its quest of earning the 2014 National Finals crown.

The regional qualifiers will advance to Luzon at the Clarkfield Development Center Tennis Club in Pampanga on May 15 to 18. Mindanao qualifiers will be held at the General Santos City Tennis Club from June 1 to 4, leading to the culmination of the National Finals on August 30 to 31 at the Vista Real Tennis Courts in Quezon City.

Division winners of the MILO-sanctioned tennis series will receive a MILO trophy, Php 3,000 worth of tennis equipment, and national points from the Philippine Tennis Association (PhilTA).

The MJTC is part of MILO’s growing roster of sports programs that are aimed at reinforcing its thrust to build a nation of champions. Since 1988, the nationwide tennis tournament has consistently promoted quality competitions for elementary to secondary level students ages 7 to 18. With former tennis national player and coach Giovanni “Jovy” Mamawal of the Children’s Tennis Workshop (CTW) at the helm, the MJTC is a recognized grassroots tennis tournament of the PhilTA committed to shaping more than 1,000 tennis talents in the country by the end of 2014.

Through the years, MILO has been a partner of the tennis community in inspiring Filipinos to discover their potential and strive for athletic excellence in the grassroots level. With the invaluable support of PhilTA and Wilson sporting equipment, MILO will continue to develop the next generation of tennis champions and produce top seeds for international competitions.

For more information, log on to the official MILO Philippines website (www.milo.com.ph) and follow MILO on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/milo.ph), Twitter (@MiloPH), and Instagram (@MiloPhilippines).

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