Arcilla chokes Lazaro, captures Fr. Couronne de Suarez

Johnny Arcilla (right) holds his trophy as he poses with Leander Lazaro after dominating the Fr. Suarez M-Cup Op

Ageless Johnny Arcilla continued to rack up titles over younger rivals, winning the Fr. Fernando Suarez M-Cup Open Championship crown with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Leander Lazaro on the Malabon Tennis court. Club at Malabon City last Friday.

Veteran Davis Cupper displayed vintage form as he toppled Mimo Tomacruz, 6-0, 7-6(1) and Alberto Villamor, 6-2, 6-2, before crushing Fritz Verdad, 6-2, 6-1 , in the semi-finals. of the five-day tournament held in honor of the late healing priest and tennis enthusiast and supporter.

Ranged against the 29-year-old Lazaro, Arcilla broke in game three, gave up the next on serve but bounced back strong with a sweep of the next four.

It was more or less the same in the second frame when the 42-year-old nine-time Open PCA (Philippine Columbian Association) champion defeated Lazaro in the third game and won the next four to complete his run. to the dominant title in the event presented by Dunlop.

Third-seeded Lazaro looked set to stun Arcilla after toppling second seed Vicente Anasta 6-4, 3-6, 10-6 in the semi-finals but had no answer to power, to ground and court shots.

Arcilla pocketed the top 30,000 P and added another 20,000 P after teaming with Villamor to blast Verdad and Lance Fernandez 6-0, 6-0 in the men’s doubles final of the missed event the presence of the triple champion. Jeson Patrombon and other 31st SEA Games activists.

Lazaro won the second prize of P15,000 in singles while doubles runners-up Verdad and Fernandez received P10,000 in the second Open tournament of the busy Palawan Pawnshop-Palawan Express Pera Padala schedule after the Olivarez Cup last March.

Meanwhile, action in the Mindanao swing of the PPS-PEPP Junior Circuit resumes in Cotabato next week for the Kabacan leg from May 24-27, followed by the Kidapawan City leg from May 28-31 and the tournament Pigcawayan from June 1 to 5. .

For more details and to register, contact Bobby Mangunay, Event Organizer and Director of Sports Program Development, on 0915-4046464. MANILA TIME