Connect with us

GSPN

TENNIS PLAYERS SET FOR FINALS

[sixcol_five_last]

By Regina Shiroma

Joshua Cepeda

Joshua Cepeda looks to return the ball to his opponent in his semifinal match. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

The Tennis Academy Of Guam’s Junior Tennis Championships completed its semi-final round Friday at the Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort tennis courts. The gusty winds played a factor in the matches, making the ball land in unexpected places and giving it more lift than usual. With the 10 game pro set format in place (first to win ten games), games went by quickly, forcing players to take charge of their matches at the get-go.

In the 18-and-under division, the top two ranked players faced tough opponents in their matches.

No. 2 ranked Joshua Cepeda escaped an upset in his semifinal matchup against Anthony John. John, with a look of complete concentration on his face, held Cepeda down all the way to 7-0.

“I was scared because I’ve never been that down before,” said Cepeda. “I wasn’t concentrating, I was rushing too.”

At 7-0, enough was enough for Cepeda. After the sluggish start, Cepeda turned things around in game eight, winning his first game of the match. From then on Cepeda never looked back, not allowing John to win another game and going on to win 10-7.

“I just kept telling myself, ‘Dig deep; keep fighting; don’t give up.'”

In the first games, frustration could be seen all over Cepeda’s face as minor mistakes cost him a lot of points and John was persistent in returning anything that came to his side. As soon as Cepeda became calm and collected, Cepeda took control and began to slowly, but surely, make his comeback.

“He played really good today; props to him, he’s a good player,” said Cepeda of his opponent.

In the other 18-and-under semi final, No. 1 ranked Tom Park was upset by Brian Tuncap 10-3 in the early match of the day.

 

PHOTO GALLERY BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

http://www.akguam.com/ou/tamuning-scion/

Camden Camacho (2)

14 and under competitor Camden Camacho. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Brian Tuncap Jr. (2)

16 and under competitor Brian Tuncap Jr. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Anthony John

18 and under competitor Anthony John. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Anthony John (2)

Andrew Chung

14 and under competitor Andrew Chung. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Andrew Chung (2)

Joshua Cepeda (2)

18 and under competitor Joshua Cepeda. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Edward Chung

14 and under Edward Chung. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Edward Chung (2)

[/sixcol_five_last][useful_banner_manager_banner_rotation banners=53, 38 interval=8 width=120 height=600 orderby=rand]

[fbshare url=”http://www.gspnlive.com/?p=21626″ type=”button”][fblike url=”http://www.gspnlive.com/?p=21626″ style=”standard” showfaces=”false” width=”450″ verb=”like” font=”arial”]

Ad

Athletes Birthdays by W5

GPS Sports Calendar

November

December 2021

January
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
Events for December

31st

No Events
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Events for January

1st

No Events
Events for January

2nd

No Events
Events for January

3rd

No Events
Events for January

4th

No Events
Events for January

5th

No Events
Events for January

6th

No Events
Events for January

7th

No Events
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Events for January

8th

No Events
Events for January

9th

No Events
Events for January

10th

No Events
Events for January

11th

No Events
Events for January

12th

No Events
Events for January

13th

No Events
Events for January

14th

No Events
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
Events for January

15th

No Events
Events for January

16th

No Events
Events for January

17th

No Events
Events for January

18th

No Events
Events for January

19th

No Events
Events for January

20th

No Events
Events for January

21st

No Events
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
Events for January

22nd

No Events
Events for January

23rd

No Events
Events for January

24th

No Events
Events for January

25th

No Events
Events for January

26th

No Events
Events for January

27th

No Events
Events for January

28th

No Events
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
Events for January

29th

No Events
Events for January

30th

No Events

National Guard Athletes

National Weightlifter Jacinta Sumagaysay

Sergeant Jacinta Sumagasay has had all kinds of weight on her shoulders and the Guam Army National Guard has been there through every step. The Guard has given Sumagaysay plenty of opportunities in life while also allowing her to do what she does best – lifting her way to Guam’s best in her weight class of 59kg.

Foody’s Fun Facts

Foody’s Fun Facts with Nichole Terlaje & Zian Benavente

We’ve got a pair of aces on this Foody’s Fun Facts as JFK Islanders tennis players Nichole Terlaje and Zian Benavente serve up some interesting facts!

Polls

Do you like the change of having ISA boys and girls sports being played at the same time? (example: boys & girls basketball going on at the same time)

View Results

COMING SOON …

3rd Quarter Sports

  • ISA/IIAAG Boys & Girls Basketball
  • ISA Boys Soccer
  • ISA Boys/Girls Tennis
  • ISA Wrestling
  • ISA Paddling
  • ISA Girls Softball

QUICK HITS

5-year-old Guam Sports Network boss Ezra Lujan presents Mangilao Mayor Allan Ungacta with a Free Library made by Team GSPN.
It includes kids books, supplies and backpacks in hopes of promoting children’s reading in Mangilao.

——————————————–

In GRC’s first race of the year, Derek Mandell and Sharon Hawley were the first male and female finishers of the Cross Island 10-mile run Saturday morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

More in GSPN