Red-hot Abar­quez shines in Bo­hol net

Cebu Daily News - - SPORTS - By John Carlo Villaruel COR­RE­SPON­DENT

ELIZABETH Abar­quez is on a roll this year.

On Wed­nes­day night, the Car­car City-na­tive added two more ti­tles to her col­lec­tion when she topped the 16-U and 18-U di­vi­sions en route to be­ing named as co-MVPs along with Sal Lago in the Palawan Pawn­shop – Palawan Ex­press Pera Padala (PPS-PEPP) re­gional ten­nis tour­na­ment at the Sto. Niño Ten­nis Club in Bo­hol.

That brings the num­ber of ti­tles she won this year to 14 al­ready.

The 15-year-old Abar­quez, who is ranked by the Uni­fied Ten­nis of the Philip­pines as the se­cond best 16-U ten­nis player in the coun­try, did not even break a sweat in the fi­nals beat­ing Alexa Mil­liam, 6-1, 6-2. She then dom­i­nated Kiana de Asis, 6-2, 6-2, for the 18-U di­a­dem.

“I think there’s no se­cret to my suc­cess,” Abar­quez said. “What I be­lieve is that if you have faith in God, you can do ev­ery­thing.”

Mean­while, the So­god, Leyte na­tive Lago de­feated An­drei Estem­ber, 6-1, 6-2, to clinch the boys’ 12-U crown and Mike Dee, 6-0, 6-1 for the 14-U crown.

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