Manila, Bautista rule Brookside Open

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Manila, Bautista rule Brookside Open
Ivan Manila (center) and Sandra Bautista (right) pose with PPS Sports Program Development director Bobby Mangunay after sharing MVP honors in the Brookside Juniors tilt.
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MANILA, Philippines — Ivan Manila chalked up a win and a runner-up finish while Sandra Bautista took top honors in the girls’ division of the PPS-PEPP Brookside Open National Juniors championships at the Brookside Hills Tennis Club’s clay courts in Cainta, Rizal over the weekend.

The fourth-ranked Manila trounced No. 5 Tristan Licayan, 6-0, 6-2, in the finals of the boys’ 16-and-under while Bautista, from Imus, Cavite lived up to her top billing in the girls’ 14-U class, holding off second seed Joy Ansay from Sta. Rosa, Laguna, 7-5, 6-3.

Manila, however, failed to complete a “double” as the San Jose, Nueva Ecija bet dropped a tough 4-6, 5-7, defeat to third ranked Zhul Pantaran from Pagadian City in the premier 18-U category of the Group I tournament presented by Dunlop.

Bautista came up short in 16-U play after absorbing a 4-6, 6-4, 4-10 loss to Chloe Mercado.


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