Pantino dominates Tria anew to haul back-to-back ITF J4 Makati City title

By Kristoffer Ed Bellen

MANILA--Arthur Craig Pantino hardly had a hard time fending off compatriot Jose Antonio Tria, 6-2, 6-1, to pocket his second straight ITF Juniors title in two weeks in their finals rematch at the PHINMA - PSC International Juniors Tennis Championship 2 inside the Manila Polo Club in Makati, last Sunday.

Pantino, who already asserted his mastery over Tria in the preceding week at the PHINMA-PSC International Juniors Tennis Championship 1, thrilled the Filipino crowd at the week-long tournament organized by the Philippine Tennis Association (PHILTA) after only dropping a total of 13 games in the whole event.

Meanwhile, in the doubles category, Matthew Garcia and Japanese partner Noritaka Koizumi defeated Kusuke Morita and Kenta Nakamura, 6-2, 6-1, to hoist the trophy.

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