LOCAL bets, led by Althea Fay Ong and siblings Czarina Jean and Jonas Joseph Silva, dominated the
recently-concluded Cebuana Lhuillier Age Group Tennis Championship Series leg held at the Subic
International Tennis Center in Olongapo City, Zambales, winning six individual and sharing in four
Ong went home with the girls 16 & under and 18& under crowns and shared with Aira Tolentino
the 18& under doubles title to emerge as top performer in the leg backed by Dunlop as the official
Ong started her run by ruling the 16 & under with an easy 6-2,6-1 romp over Martina Naredo
from Quezon City, followed it with an equally effortless 6-2, 6-3 victory over Chenly Mae Parong
from Iba, Zambales, then punctuated her masterful performance with an 8-2 win with Tolentino over
Naredo and Parong for the 18 & under doubles crown.
Czarina Jean Silva posted a straight set win over Ashley Gabriela Ajito 6-2,6-2 for the girls’
14 & under title and partnered with her erstwhile opponent Ajito to defeat Mary Love de Guzman and
Rizelle Devera for an 8-0 rout for her second title.
Silva’s older brother Jonas Joseph was not threatened at all by Brian Oliveros in the finals
of the boys’ 18 & under as he took his first title with a 6-2,6-1 victory, he followed this up with a
share of the boys’ 18 & under doubles crown as he and partner Edgar Bongco had an 8-2 win over
Oliveros and Virgel Callanta.
“I give credit to the tennis community in Subic and Olongapo, this partnership between us
sponsors and local stakeholders encourages us to sustain this grassroots tennis developmental
program now on its 11th year already,” said Cebuana Lhuillier President/CEO Jean Henri Lhuillier.
Other individual winners in the leg that saw Cebuana Lhuillier local officers Mylene Cortes,
area manager, and Jessie Sasota, area technical supervisor awarding the trophies, were Calasiao,
Pangasinan’s Charles Torres who subdued Oliveros 6-3,6-4 in the boys’ 16 & under finals, another
local bet, Axl Lajon Gonzaga in the boys’ 14 & under after beating visiting player Rainier Anselmo
Selmar from Bacoor , Cavite, in the finals 7-6, 6-2, Darwin Cosca,Jr. also from Olongapo, who edged
out Ralph Adrian Selmar 6-7, 6-2, 10-8 for the boys’ 12 & under crown, and Manila bet Jose Ma. de Leon
who took the measure of Urdaneta’s John Prince Lim, 4-2,4-2 in the finals of the 10 & under unisex
category. In the distaff side, Ajito ruled the girls’ 12 & under, with an easy 6-0,6-1 win over