Chad Cuizon kept his hot streak going, nailing another 10-and-under crown while Ashley McKenzie of Australia made the most of her vacation and came away with a two-title romp in the Palawan Pawnshop-Palawan Express Pera Padala Mactan leg regional age group tennis tourna-ment in Cebu yesterday.
The 10-year-old Cui-zon trounced doubles part-ner Douglas Maravillas, 4-1, 4-1, to sweep the first two legs of the Visayas summer tour after the Centrex, Lapu-Lapu rising star clipped Jovani Dimate, 4-1, 4-0, in the Consolacion stop of the circuit spon-sored by Palawan Pawn-shop headed by president/CEO Bobby Castro and presented by Slazenger last week.
McKenzie, whose mo-ther is a Cebuana, bounced back from a failed title crack last week by stunning top seed Lyra Repollo, 6-4, 6-1, in the semis then whipping Nicole Villar, 6-0, 6-1, to snare the girls’ 16-U diadem in the Group 2 tournament backed by Asiatraders Corp. and the new Unified tennis group, led by PPS-PEPP, Ce-buana Lhuillier, Wilson, Toby’s and B-Meg.
The Queenslander ear-lier grabbed the 14-U plum with a 6-4, 6-2 reversal over Repollo then teamed up with her victim to crush Kiersten Albofera and Villar, 8-1, for the 14-U doubles crown.
Cuizon and Maravillas also ran away with the 10-U doubles title with a similar 8-1 triumph over Axel McKenzie and Scofeld Tabura as Cuizon bagged another MVP plum and Ashley McKenzie snared the coveted indivi-dual honor in the distaff side.
In other results, Ba-lamban, Cebu’s JP Silmaro took the boys’ 12-U title with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Cuizon while Sofia Melen-cion from Consolacion scored a 1-0(ret.) win over Khymberly McKenzie for the girls’ 12-U diadem.
Unranked Gabriel Trazo from Asturias, Cebu shocked top seed Cesar Salimbangon, 6-1, 6-4, to snatch the boys’ 14-U crown while Bohol’s Jericho Otico subdued Neil Limpangog, 7-6(2), 6-2, for the boys’ 16-U title.
Vhon Tudtud from Naga City, Cebu and Kristin Salimbangon of Consolacion shared the 18-U honors with the former foiling Jude Balundo, 6-4, 6-4, and the latter edging Repollo, 5-7, 6-1, 10-7.
Repollo atoned for her setbacks as she teamed up with Nicole Dela Rita to beat sisters Camile and Nicole Villar, 8-4, for the 18-U doubles crown; Zudie Balundo and Tudtud took the boys’ 18-U title with an 8-2 rout of Carlo Balundo and Francis Rosales; while Myke Lungay and Otico repulsed top seed Eric Longakit and Kenneth Tenepre, 8-6, to snare the 14-U doubles plum.
Meanwhile, Tacloban hosts the next Visayas stop on April 28-May 2 while Tagum will stage the next Mindanao leg after the ongoing Koronadal tourna-ment on April 30-May 4.
For details, call PPS-PEPP Regional Age Group Tennis Event organizer and Sports Program Develop-ment director Bobby Ma-ngunay at 0915-4046464.