UC bets shine in Jawad table tennis tourney
The University of Cebu table paddlers ended half a decade of title drought in the men’s team event of the 26th Erne Jawad Table Tennis Cup yesterday at the Robinsons Galleria.
UC lord it over in the premiere class with a 2-0 victory over Bacolod City’s LOPTTA.
The veteran Glendo Nayre opened UC’s bid with an 11-8, 10-12, 11-8, 11-8, victory over JP Gubaton.
Inspired by his first singles victory, Nayre played doubles alongside Lemuel Agbon. The duo upended former Jawad Cup champion Mark Jimenrez and J Castro, 11-8, 11-9, 11-7.
The trio of Leah Agbon, Kristienne Kaye Alicaya and Charity Macul also powered UC in the girls 13 class by defeating RAV, 2-0.
LOPTTA bounced back with adouble victory via the boys and girls 18 divisions. LOPTTA blasted UC, 2-0, in the men boys finals, while its girls squad defeated Danao City for the gold.
Hua Ching Foundation of Mandaue, for its part, snared the boys 13 championship.