UTP players vying in Jakarta

Date Published: June 23, 2018

SIX young tennis superstars are set to compete in the International Tennis Federation (ITF)-AGS Junior Tennis Championships which will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia on from June 24 to July 1.

The young tennis sensations are part of the newly formed national junior tennis team by the Unified Tennis Philippines (UTP).

The players are Bea Acena, Manuel Balce III, Macie Carlos, Melanie Dizon, Michael Eala and prodigy Alex Eala.

The players were chosen based on their 2017 UTP Ranking, from which they placed in the top 4 for their respective age division.

“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 formation of a national junior team is part of UTP’s efforts in developing fresh talents, the national team is set to represent the country in several top tournaments sanctioned by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and the Asian Tennis Federation (ATF).

Source: journal.com.ph