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

GPS Sports Calendar

June

July 2024

August
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
Events for June

1st

Events for July

2nd

Events for July

3rd

Events for July

4th

Events for July

5th

Events for July

6th

7
8
9
10
11
12
13
Events for July

7th

Events for July

8th

Events for July

9th

Events for July

10th

Events for July

11th

Events for July

12th

Events for July

13th

14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Events for July

14th

Events for July

15th

Events for July

16th

Events for July

17th

Events for July

18th

Events for July

19th

Events for July

20th

21
22
23
24
25
26
27
Events for July

21st

Events for July

21st

No Events
Events for July

22nd

No Events
Events for July

23rd

No Events
Events for July

24th

No Events
Events for July

25th

No Events
Events for July

27th

28
29
30
31
1
2
3
Events for July

28th

Events for July

29th

Events for July

29th

No Events
Events for July

31st

COMING SOON …

DPR Liberation Village Baseball Tournament

Paris Olympics

QUICK HITS

Ashley Samaniego makes the move to UCLA, where he is now with the Bruins’ women’s basketball athletic performance program.
This is after seven years at Cal State Northridge, where he was the Director of Athletic Performance for the past four years.
—————————————–
Guahan Juniors 18s outside hitter Masato Rabago and Guahan Juniors 16s middle blocker Antonio Egurrola both earned All-Tournament awards at last month’s USA Volleyball Boys Junior National Championship in Dallas, Texas.

More in GSPN