By Mark Manez
VIGAN, Ilocos Sur - Northern Mindanao pulled another stunner as they survived national Capital Region, 2-1, in the elementary girls tennis team event at the Quirino Stadium, Thursday afternoon.
Casey Padilla and Angela Buyante provided the tricks on their sleeves to stun the heavily-favored Big City counterparts for their ninth gold medal in the week-long event.
NCR, meanwhile, settled for silver with Mica Ella Emana, Edrea Shelly dela Cruz, Lizle Joice Quines and Airies Tanawa composing the team.
Zamboanga Peninsula and SOCCSKSARGEN shared bronze after losing to the finalists.
In the Boys Team Event, Western Visayas plucked in their 28th gold medal by sweeping their own competition against Caraga, 2-0.
Khenz Nber Justiniani, Nino Ronald, Undrich Jose Bautista and Sean Joshua Vilas upended their counterparts composed of Christian Anthony Padilla, Vince Louis Serna, and brothers Joshua Jazz and Kiz Bryan Cinco.
Hosts Ilocos Region and Zamboanga Peninsula added another bronze under their names.