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Top Spinners tamed Tigers / D’ Barkadz qualifies for the Finals

Friday, October 7: D’ Barkadz completed their 4 matches elimination round, unbeaten and qualifies for the championship match, waiting for their would-be opponent. While Top Spinners Team tamed the Tigers Team with one more match to the finals.


Court 1 & 2: D’ Barkadz Team vs BERX Team

D, Barkadz had a jump start suppressing BERX team in the B-B(1) & C-C(1) matches. Andres Gonzales & Albert Razo of D’ Barkadz played stronger than BERX Pipo Dayao & Avijit Sharma to take the B-B(1) match allowing Berx to score 3 points only. D’ Barkadz C-C(1) pair of Arced Condes & Junjie Geografo displayed a better tennis to the BERX tandem of Joseph Recreo & Nonie Salazar by winning the match of 8 points to 4 points respectively.


BERX fought back strongly taking 3 sets win. BERX B-C(1) players Rajiv Rajhkowa & Noel Candolesas overpowered D’ Barkadz pair of Dodong Bag-ao & Arced Condes in a 8 to 4 points set. The A-B(1) match was a very close match having BERX pair of Bernie dela Cruz & Rene Datuin just edges D’ Barkadz William Naoe & Andres Gonzales in the tie-breaker to win the match. The A-A match set win was awarded to BERX as D’ Barkadz players were defaulted.


An exchange of set wins between teams followed. D’ Barkads pair of Rowx Bugas & Albert Razo had a good defense & offense to win over BERX Pipo Dayao & Rajiv Rajhkowa in their B-B(2) encounter. BERX Mike Belayo & Joseph Recreo retaliated by beating D’ Barkadz Junjie & Jong Rimando in C-C(2) match giving them a point. The Ladies-1 match was again a close one having D’ Barkadz Kathy Alvarez & Aseel Al-Kandari emerged as winners against BERX pair of Leah Creiglow & Katrina Bambalan in the tie-breaker. Another exciting tie-breaker A-B(2) match between BERX Russel Centino & Rene Datuin against D’ Barkadz William Naoe & Rowx Bugas but the BERX pair prevailed and giving BERX team a lead of 1 set win. D’ Barkadz B-C(2) pair of Dodong Bag-ao & Jong Rimando even the competition by controlling the match against BERX Eric Gumabao & Noel Candolesas.


The Ladies-2 match became the deciding factor of the D’ Barkadz-BERX duel. Cynthia Rose Montalvo & Aseel Al Kandari of the D’ Barkadz leads but BERX pair of Leah Creiglow & Tess Adviento keep on chasing closely. Cynthia & Aseel however managed to hold their serve for the match overcoming the six deuces fight of Leah & Tess.

D’ BARKADZ team wins with 6 sets against 5 sets win of BERX team.


Court 3 & 4: Top Spinners Team vs Tigers Team

The encounter between Top Spinners & Tigers team was seen as even in the first half of their competition. For the first 2 matches, each team got one win. Spinners B-B(1) pair of Hyoung Sun Baek & Sung Ho Lee edges by 2 points the steady Tigers pair of Tony Dezeda & Sonny Robles. But in the other court, Tigers C-C(1) pair of Romar Macagaling & Danny Bumanlag trashed Spinners pair of Frank Santiago & Noel Saradillo. In the other court, another set  win was posted by D’ Barkadz pair of Sonny Robles & Cris Belanyo gave Spinners pair of Sung Ho Lee & Jun Clamor a point in their B-C(2) match.  Jonil Dacer & Sammy Miclat, Spinners A-B(1) players winning the set made the competition 2 sets – 2 sets equal by limiting also Tigers Rey Malapitan & Jen Gaa.


Top Spinners then whizzed past the Tigers by winning the A-A, A-B(2),  C-C(2) & B-C(2) category matches. The A-A match between Spinners Jimmy Nguyen & Jonil Dacer against Tigers Rey Malapitan & Alem Zubir had some long rallies but the Spinners pair prevailed limiting Tigers pair to only 3 points. The A-B(2) match between Spinners Jimmy Nguyen & Sammy Miclat against Tigers Alem Zubir & Jen Gaa was also a long one but again the Spinners pair’s defense & offense gave them a win over the Tigers. Spinners C-C(2) pair of Jun Clamor & Mohd Asad had a strong resistance from Tigers Norman Lleno & Meshari Al-Shamou but in the end the Spinners again prevailed. Another Spinners set win came from the B-C(2) pair of August Lomboy & Mohd Asad after they beat the Tigers pair of Robert Malaca & Hezer Marquez.


Tigers Ladies-1 players Renee & Jo Moreno got the upper hand against Spinners Ghie de Ferio & Mylene Moreno winning the match and gave the Tigers their 3rd set win. Spinners Ladies-2 & B-B(2) pairs put the icing to the cake. Spinners Ladies-2 players Bebot Dacer & Mylene Moreno was granted an easy win against Tigers Renee & Marj when Marj retired due to injury. Top Spinners B-B(2) pair of Julius Magusara & Hyoung Sun Baek outplayed the Tigers pair of Tony Dezeda & Robert Malaca.

TOP SPINNERS Team wins with 8 sets against 3 sets win of TIGERS Team

D’ Barkadz Team Edges KOC Team / Tigers Team humbles BERX Team

Friday, September 30, 2011. As the KOCTC/FTAK Winter 2011 Invitational Team Tennis Tournament entered its 3rd day, D’ Barkadz team still leads the competition after overcoming the strong challenge made by the KOC team in their encounter. At the other courts, Tigers team conquered the fighting BERX team.


Court 1 & 2: Tigers Team vs BERX Team:

The Tigers showed their might against the BERX team by taking to their credit the three closely contested B-B(1), C-C(1) & B-C(1) matches.

Tigers team captain Tony Dezeda paired with Sonny Robles with their combination of offense & defense edged BERX duo of Rajiv Rajhkowa & Avijit Sharma in their B-B(1) matches listing a final scores of 8 points and 6 points respectively. Tigers C-C(1) players Danny Bumanlag & Norman Lleno were just in a better shape than BERX Mickey Belayo & Joseph Recreo taking the match and limiting BERX pair to 5 points only. In the B-C(1) match, Tigers pair of Robert Malaca & Hezer Marquez snatched the winner in a long rally that ended in a tie-breaker against BERX Pipo Dayao & Noel Candolesas.

BERX team retaliated through their ace players. Russel Centino & Rene Datuin easily beat Tigers pair of Alem Zubir & Franklin Mariano in their A-B(1) match with final scores of 8 Tigers & 3 BERX. Bernie dela Cruz & Russel Centino, BERX A-A players again dominated their match against Tigers Rey Malapitan & Alem Zubir limiting them to only 2 points.

Tigers stopped the BERX successive win by taking the win on the 3 succeeding matches. B-B(2) players Franklin Mariano & Robert Malaca controlled BERX pair of Avijit Sharma & Mickey Belayo limiting them to 5 points to the end of the match. Tigers C-C(2) tandem of Romar Macagaling & Cris Belanyo had the upper hand on the entire match giving BERX pair of Noel Candolesas & Joseph Recreo 2 points in the game. Tigers Ladies-1 pair of Jo Moreno & Renee were just strong and consistent all throughout the game and did not give a chance to BERX Leah Creiglow & Tess Adviento to get even a point. For Ladies-2 match, Marj Obidos paired with Renee likewise were dominant against BERX Leah Creiglow & Katrina Bambalan allowing to just posting 2 points in the game.

A-B(2) players of BERX Bernie dela Cruz & Rene Datuin however gained a third set win for the team when they beat Tigers pair of Rey Malapitan & Jen Gaa. Wrapping up their matches was the overwhelming winner of Tigers Sonny Robles & Cris Belanyo in their B-C(2) match against BERX Eric Babao & Nonie Salazar. 

Tigers Team wins 8 sets against 3 sets of BERX Team. 


Court 3 & 4: KOC Team vs D’ Barkadz Team:

The match between KOC team & D’ Barkadz were watched by most of the spectators as both teams fought hard for every point in the game.

D’ Barkadz has an upper hand as they took three matches in a row. B-B(1) category players Andres Gonzales &  Dodong Bag-ao survived the attack of KOC’s Ferdie Marasigan & Ferdie Cabrido in the tie-breaker. Junjie Geografo & August Santos, D’ Barkadz C-C(1) pair held KOC pair of Mohammed Al-Mutaire & Joel Jimenez Sr, winning the match with 8 to 5 points scores Another set win posted by D’ Barkadz thru B-C(1) pair of Albert Razo & Arced Condes defeating KOC pair of Dante Cosio & Edwin Basuel.

KOC team had their first set win when Warly Faner & Marlon past through the hard hitting D’ Barkadz pair of Hassan & William Naoe in their A-B(1) match. KOC second set win was listed when D’Barkadz A-A player retired due to hand injury giving Ephraim Garcia & Warly Faner an easy set win.

D’ Barkadz Rox Bugas & Yoyong Cawaling displayed their winning strokes and not giving KOC pair of Ferdie Marasigan & Ravikumar to inch near them in their B-B(2) game adding another set point to D’ Barkadz. Ladies-1 duo of Cynthia Montalvo & the towering Kathy Alvarez limited KOC pair of Gina Marasigan & Cristy Miguel to 4 points in the match.

KOC had another taste of set win contributed by Winston Laboriante & Joey Bartlome in the C-C(2) match against D’ Barkadz Chief Arced Condes & Jong Rimando and a bonus of one bucket fried chicken courtesy of Chief Arced. KOC Ladies-2 pair of Vilma Laboriante & Cristy Miguel displayed skills beating D’ Barkadz pair of Cynthia Montalvo & Aseel Al-Kandari.

The A-B(2) match between the pair of KOC Ephraim Garcia & Marlon Miguel against D’ arkadz William Naoe & Rox Bugas was match of the night. Spectators watched the display of the tactical game versus smashing powers. KOC team almost got the match win and would be a team-win as they had the match point in the normal set and ahead in the tie-breaker. But the D’ Barkadz did not buckle and eventually got the match in the tie-breaker. The B-C(2) match that was supposed to be the deciding match was also close as KOC Ferdie Marasigan & Edwin Basuel took the set from D’ Barkadz Yoyong Cawaling & Jong Rimando.

D’ Barkadz Team won the match by having 6 sets win against KOC Team’s 5 sets win.

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