UTP national junior team vie for top honors in Indonesia

Date Published: June 22, 2018,

Six top-ranked local players will compete in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) AGS Junior Tennis Championships happening in Jakarta, Indonesia from June 24 to July 1, 2018.

The young players — Bea Acena, Manuel Balce III, Macie Carlos, Melanie Dizon, Michael Eala and prodigy, Alex Eala — are part of the newly-formed national junior tennis team of Unified Tennis Philippines (UTP).

The junior players were chosen based on their 2017 UTP rankings, wherein they placed in the top 4 of their respective age divisions.

“These young tennis superstars have proven their skills and talent on the court, and we are confident that they will bring honor to our country. We will support them in their quest for tennis excellence,” UTP president Jean Henri Lhuillier said.

The national junior team is set to represent the country in several top tournaments in the region sanctioned by the ITF and the Asian Tennis Federation (ATF).

Source: sports.mb.com.ph