FESSAP The country’s No. 1 table tennis player Kheith Rhynne Cruz poses with former national player-turned- coach Julius Esposo, TATAND Honorary President Charlie Lim and FESSAP Corporate Secretary Cecille Sarmiento.

Manlapaz, Sanchez rule FESSAP tablenet

July 14, 2022 Ed Andaya 1250 views

JOSHUA Manlapaz of Tibagan High School and J-an Sanchez of University of Santo Tomas flaunted their class to rule the 2022 FESSAP National Interscholastic Table Tennis Championships at the Robinson’s Place Novaliches in Quezon City over the weekend.

Manlapaz defeated Morison Torres of Paco Citizen Academy Foundation in the high school boys singles finals, while Sanchez beat Shyrein Mae Redoquerio of Adamson University in the girls finals of the event organized by FESSAP Table Tennis Club thru former national player-turned- coach Julius Esposo as qualifying tournament for the Philippine team to the World School Games in Jinjang, China on Nov. 20

Joining Manlapaz and Sanchez in the China-bound national team are Torres and Jigyasa Cabrido of St. Theodore Perpetual School, who took the place of Redoquerio.

Also with the national team is Kheith Rhynne Cruz, the 14-year-old Vietnam SEA Games veteran who pre-qualified for the team as the country’s No.1 women table tennis player.

In the high school team event of the competition sponsored by Table Tennis Association for National Development’ Robinsons Novaliches, Joola Philippines, PAGCOR, Best Tank, Omni, Toto Pol Fish Broker, CHAWI Fishing, Paddocks , Orienteering of the Philippines, Green Paddle Equipment Inc., Dobinson, Carlson Digital Printsand TATAND Honorary President Charlie Lim, Cruz teamed up with Jelaine Monteclaro to power Paco Citizen Academy Foundation Team A over La Salle University-Star Power of MJ Yamson, Zachi Chua and Janna Paculba.

Runners up were Paco Citizen Academy Foundation m-B of Mariana Caoile and Chime Caoile; and Pasig of Padmae Vivas, Jigyasa Cabrido, Ryza Mae Ricaford and Marbie Joy Villacastin.

Paco Christian Academy-A of Gorres and Brent Chavez completed a sweep with victoy in the boys side over Dominique Henze Lucero and Jebb Jerwin Datahan of Wadjad Tennis Tavolo.

Makati-Netto (Jan Gabriel Presbitero, Matt Andrew Ramos, Ray Joshua and Lawrence Manlapaz) and One Pampanga/Bulacan (Sean Irvin Garcia, Reyan Yvess Reg) finished runners-up.

In the college men’s team event, TATAND-Joola of Alexis Bolante, Rill Ramiro, and Francis Bendebel beat Baycliff composed of Pong Mercado, and Ruiz Arc Marcelino

Runners-up were College of Saint Benilde (Joshua Lim, James Angelo Deocareza and Neo Angelo Laudato) and Sta. Rosa (Dino Marcelo,EJ Yamson).

In the women’s division, Perpetual-Patto of Keziah Bien Ablaza’ Jannah Romero and Rein Teodoro captured the title over Wadjad Tennis Tavolo of Sherlyn Love Gabisayand Emery Faith Digamon.

UP-1 of Ella Hicap and Jely Dayrit and UP-4 of Angela Puentespina and Rea Marie Rusiana were runners-up.

Esposo teamed-up with George Quijano, Gregorio Pascua and Charlie Lim as Triple Charles-Army beat ACE composed of Philip Uy, Peter Lam, Michael Dalumpines and Henry Ding to claim the TATAND Executive Veterans Team championship.

The All-Star Legend-Army team (Aileen Armando, Susan Tayag, Anta Abas, Sendrina Balatbat) and Dobinson (Richmond Ong, Richard Koa, Rodel Valle and Jayson Jaquilmo) claimed runner-up honors.

Lim awarded the trophies to the winners, together with FESSAP corporate secretary Cecille Sarmiento, who represented FESSAP president Edwin C.Fabro, and Esposo.