By Jason Andrew Vila
Antipolo Table Tennis Athletic Club (ATTAC) partnered with the City Government of Antipolo to hold a two-day tournament in Robinsons Place Antipolo with over 200 participants participating from all over CALABARZON.
Keiji Redor, a 13-year-old player from Pagsanjan, dominated the boys’ competition. He won U13 category, defeating Ricardo Martin Lopez through a series of chops and successful returns. He rode the momentum he had in his wins against Mitchell Divina and Redor also emerged victorious in the U17 category beating older opponents with his aggressive returns and smashes.
He triumphed over Augustus Mendez in the U17 finals after beating fellow Pagsanjan players Laurence Cuaycong and Lawrence Melendez.
The finals for the Girls U13 was a match between Tanauenos in Camille Apilo and Andrea Reblora where Apilo came out on top. Tanauenos also clinched the top spot for the U17 category where Reblora bested Maria Ana Therese Gumabao from Redor’s Pagsanjan team in a nail-biter game.
As the day ended, winners were given medals and cash prizes.
The U13 Boys Winners are: Champion Keiji Redor; 1st Runner-up Ricardo Martin Lopez; 2nd Runner-up Mitchell Divina Wayne Tristen Celestra. U13 Girls Winners are: Champion Camille Apilo; 1st Runner-up Andrea Eloisa Reblora; 2nd Runner-up Pherlline Danabar Maria Justine Angelli Cruz.
The U17 Boys are: Champion Keiji Redor; 1st Runner-up Augustus Mendez; 2nd Runner-up Laurence Cuaycong Lawrence Melendez. The U17 Girls are: Champion Danaia Erica Reblora; 1st Runner-up Maria Ana Therese Gumabao; 2nd Runner-up Monique Evangelista Trexiemay Alarcon.