Patrombon leads cast in Crankit Open tilt

Date Published: April 20, 2018

The best and the brightest in Philippine tennis, including the future stars, gear up for a battle royale in the PPS-PEPP MAC’s Crankit Open and Juniors tournament, which gets going tomorrow at the Philippine Columbian Association courts in Paco, Manila.

Jeson Patrombon, coming off a victory in the just-concluded Brookside Open, heads the cast in the men’s singles Open which also drew the likes of Johnny Arcilla, PJ Tierro, Vicente Anasta, Leander Lazaro, Bryan Otico, Fritz Verdad, Noel Damian, Rolando Ruel Jr. and Marc Reyes.

Toughening up the field are Aussies Andrew Paul Bennet, a former Davis Cupper and among the Top 100 players in the ATP, and Timothy Thacker, a former Top 50 player Down Under.

Marian Capadocia, also the winner in the Brookside Open, banners the women’s side that includes fancied Khim Iglupas, Aileen Rogan, Patricia Velez, Clarice Patrimonio, Shaira Rivera with American Kane Madison and Aussie Gabrielle Murphy spicing up the elite field.

The tournament, which stakes a total prize fund of P580,000 is sponsored by Palawan Pawnshop-Palawan Express Pera Padala and sanctioned by the Unified Tennis Philippines.