Mindanaoans Francis Alcantara and Jeson Patrombon overcame top-seed and fellow Filipinos Treat Huey and Ruben Gonzales, 7-6, 7-5, to emerge with gold in the 30th Southeast Asian Games tennis men’s doubles event, Saturday at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center.
The first set stayed on serve and went to the tiebreak.
Alcantara and Patrombon then got their stride in the extension. They finally won the deciding game to go up with the 1-0 set advantage.
The following frame was still another tight contest, with Huey and Gonzales going up to 4-3.
The younger Filipino pair then came through and eventually took the second set at 7-5, the match, and the gold.
Thirdy Ravena says brother Kiefer eased his transition to Gilas
Brownlee-less Alab Pilipinas vent ire on Saigon for bounce back win
FIBA ACQ: Thirdy Ravena impresses, leads Gilas’ 30-point mauling of Indonesia
San Beda completes Red Cubs quartet, secures Yukien Andrada
Mac Cardona figures in brawl in BGC
Dennis Uy vehemently denies backing DLSU Green Archers
UAAP postpones all sporting events after February 14
Jaja Santiago becomes first Filipino spiker to cop medal in foreign league
No homecourt, no problem as Makati eliminates Bulacan in MPBL North QF
Manila Stars weather Robbie Manalang heater, punch MPBL North semis ticket
Batangas exacts vengeance on Zamboanga, sends MPBL South series to win-or-go-home
Bicol Volcanoes stun Davao Occi, force do-or-die MPBL South QF tilt
- Basketball2 days ago
Joshua Ramirez decommits from Letran, moves to La Salle
- Basketball4 days ago
Gab Banal, Bacoor have sight set on MPBL South semis, romp GenSan
- Basketball5 days ago
Raul Soyud shines as NLEX pounds Alaska, goes to 2-0 in preseason tourney
- 2021 FIBA Asia Cup4 days ago
Four Blue Eagles, Juan GDL complete Gilas team vs Indonesia in FIBA ACQ