Coderos, Banico headline PPS cast
MANILA, Philippines — Hazel Coderos and Faith Banico brace for tough outing as top seeds in the 14- and 12-and-under divisions, respectively, of the Pawnshop-Palawan Express Pera Padala Dumaguete leg regional tennis tournament, which unfolds today at the Praxevilla Tennis Courts.
The two girls’ categories feature a huge 32-player draw each, guaranteeing a spirited battle for top honors and ranking points in the Group 2 tournament sponsored by Palawan Pawnshop headed by president and CEO Bobby Castro.
Tipped to contest the title from Coderos of Cebu are Sheynna Yu, Shai Masicampo and Chantal Haft while Shara Paliwag, Riza Coderos and Yu are expected to crowd Banico in their side of the event serving as the 42nd leg of the country’s premier age-group competitions presented by Slazenger.
Close to 200 entries are seeing action in the five-day tournament, backed by the Unified Tennis Group, including Cebuana Lhuillier, PPS-PEPP, Wilson, Toby’s, BMeg, Citigreen, Babolat and Tru-Flex, with Vhon Tudtud leading the boys’ 18-U division.