Sherwin Ray Nuguit managed to win his first 12-year title in the first stage of the age group events at PCA Open, sculpting a 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Gerald Gimeda from Ormoc City at the courts Tennis Plaza in Columbia in Plaza Dilao.
Nuguit, the 10-year-old under-unisex champion last year, advanced into the final round after defeating Joshua Diva 6-3, 6-0 in the semi-finals. Gimeda, on the other hand, raised a lot of angry when he defeated the top Jr Costa, 6-4, 6-2.
The Nuguit, which looked stones and determination, shone through the first set. The same determination was also shown in the second set, rallying from a deficit of 1-4 at the score.
But in the decisive set, Nuguit turned out to be more consistent and overwhelming, Gimeda, with heavy stones, to make the 6-4 decision after nearly 2 hours from the yard.
In other events, Kean Enriquez added the PCA trophy to his list of titles for the year, defeating Kriz Roque Lim, 2-4, 4-1, 4-2 for the title 10 and unisex.
Kriz Lim will return later during the day to join his team with his older brother Prince to get the 10th and Double. They beat the pair of Kean Enriquez and Gavin Kraut 8-6.
In the girls' division, the national team member Mika Ella Emana of Sta. Mesa teammate teammate and second Angeline Alcala seed in Lucena to fry their 12 and under plums, 6-4, 6-2.
The PCA Open Age Group event will be resumed between November 23-26 for the 14, 16, 18, and 18-year events at Columbia's tennis courts in Plaza Dilao.
Tags: Gerald Gimeda, Joshua Diva, Jr Costa, Kean Enriquez, Kriz Roque Lim, Mika Ella Emana, Ormoc City, PCA Open, PCA Open 2018, Philippine Tennis Courts in Columbia, Plaza Dilao, Sherwin Ray Nuguit