By Dugout Philippines
MANILA--Some of the most promising and youngest tennis players in the local scene will battle it out in the upcoming Cebuana Lhuillier Girls’ Tennis Challenge set to commence on Sept. 13, 2019, at the Makati Sports Club.
Winners in the Under 14 and Under 16 Qualifying Tournament will represent the country in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Future Stars happening in China in October.
“Since 2016, the Cebuana Lhuillier Girls’ Tennis Challenge has seen the talent of many junior tennis players, producing rising tennis stars like Alex Eala who recently made her debut at the US Open. My hope for these young girls is that they prove their mettle through this tournament and give the Philippines something to be proud of in the WTA Future Stars tourney,” said Jean Henri Lhuillier, Cebuana Lhuillier president and CEO.
Competing in the 14-under category are Alexa Milliam of Bacolod City; Marielle Alexi Jarata of La Union; Tiffany Claire Nocos, and Khymberly Jhane Mckenzie of Cebu; Jufe-Ann Cocoy of Alabang, Muntinlupa; Mica Ella Emana of Manila; Angel Denopol of Lanao Del Norte; and Corazon Lambonao of Ormoc.
Battling for top spot in the 16-under category are Jenaila Rose Prulla of Bulacan; Amanda Gabrielle Zoleta, and Julia Asaliah Ignacio of Lucena City; Justine Hannah Maneja of Quezon City; Sydney Enriquez of Zamboanga Del Norte; Kristine Guia Margarette Bandolis of Lanao del Norte; Maria Judy Ann Padilla of Ozamis City; and Althea Fay Ong of Olongapo City.
The Cebuana Lhuillier Girls’ Tennis Challenge is sanctioned by Unified Tennis Philippines and supported by AXA Philippines, Standard Insurance, Dunlop, and the Makati Sports Club.
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