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Former tennis chief Buddy Andrada dies

Apr 08, 2020 - 12:51 PM

Nicknamed 'Buddy' for his friendly demeanor, Salvador Andrada served as head of Philippine tennis for two decades

DEDICATED. Buddy Andrada staged the Andrada Cup for 30 years to promote juniors tennis. File photo from PSA

PH junior tennis star Alex Eala to compete in 2018 Roland-Garros

Feb 06, 2018 - 5:26 PM

The 12-year-old Pinay receives a wildcard for the Girls Single qualifiers

ROLAND-GARROS BOUND. A wildcard from FF tennis president grants Alex Eala a chance in the 2018 Girls Singles of Roland-Garros. Photo from Facebook

Eala, Llamas start campaign in 2017 WTA Future Stars in Singapore

Oct 17, 2017 - 12:34 PM

Champions of the 2nd Cebuana Lhuillier WTA Future Stars qualifying tournament advance to the Asia-Pacific level

TOP OF THE LINE. UTP is sending their best players, Eala and Llamas, to the 4th WTA Future Stars tournament in Singapore. Photo from Unified Tennis Philippines.

Lim's Davis Cup debut spoiled by injury, Gonzales evens for PH

Feb 03, 2017 - 9:49 PM

AJ Lim Jr falls to Indonesia s David Agung Susanto but Ruben Gonzales events the tie with a straight sets win over Aditya Hari Sasongko

INJURY WOES. Alberto Lim Jr won the first two sets of his Davis Cup debut before dropping the next two and retiring with injury. Contributed photo

ITF recognizes Villanueva as PHILTA acting president

Aug 12, 2016 - 6:41 PM

Villanueva vows to overhaul the Philippines tennis program saying existing bylaw and constitution is run by only a handful of people all based in Metro Manila and who don’t represent the entire tennis population

NEW BOSS. Randy Villanueva (C) wants to usher in a new era for Philippine tennis, which he says is held back by outdated bylaws. Photo from Villanueva's Facebook

Huey, Gonzales down Chinese-Taipei to keep PH Davis Cup hopes alive

Jul 16, 2016 - 7:22 PM

Treat Huey and Ruben Gonzales drop the first set but bounce back to keep the Philippines in contention

BOUNCE BACK. Treat Huey and Ruben Gonzales give the Philippines its first win after losing two singles matches on the opening day. File photo by Wallace Woon/EPA

PH tennis patron Lhuillier backs Treat Huey's Olympics bid

Mar 29, 2016 - 7:52 PM

Jean Henri Lhuillier says Treat Huey has what it takes to reach Rio

BACKING. PH tennis patron Jean Henri Lhuillier looks to help top Filipino netter Treat Huey (R) in his bid to qualify for the Rio Olympics doubles event. Photo from press release

Tennis player Ruben Gonzales finds purpose in PH nat'l team

Mar 06, 2016 - 12:30 AM

Davis Cup player Ruben Gonzales showed how deep he was willing to dig to wave the flag for the Philippines

PUSO. Ruben Gonzales fought his way back from the edge of defeat to earn the Philippines a big Davis Cup win.

Top PH tennis players shine in Nueva Ecija

Dec 10, 2015 - 6:30 PM

The winners will compete in the National Finals to be held in Manila

PH tennis boys withdraw, Indonesia seizes control

Dec 05, 2014 - 3:00 PM

Having been dubbed potential medal contenders the absence of key players in the Philippine team shatters the hopes of a podium finish in men’s tennis

MISSING IN ACTION. The diminutive duo of Rolly Saga and Jelendro Amazona, who delivered outstanding performances for the Philippines, unexpectedly begged off from the competition due to other commitments. Photo by Ferdin Sanchez/ Rappler

Kids from 11 cities to vie in 16th HEAD Junior Tennis national tourney

Mar 29, 2014 - 11:50 PM

In a hunt for the sport s next generation of stars the HEAD 2014 Junior Satellite Circuit National Tennis Tournament will comb through the key cities in the country expecting hundreds of kids joining the 70 day competition

AJ Lim Jr. is just one of the Philippines' budding tennis players. Photo from Cerritos Tennis Center

Tierro bows out to Singh in Olivares Cup semis

Mar 29, 2014 - 7:13 PM

Filipino netter Patrick Tierro battled back from losing the first set to his Indian foe but eventually fell in the third set of the Olivares Cup semifinals

OUT. Pinoy tennis player Patrick John Tierro bowed out in the semifinals of the Olivares Cup on Saturday. Photo by Tom Guevarra

Tennis: Philippine Davis Cup team aims for return to Group I

Feb 11, 2014 - 11:08 PM

The Philippine Davis Cup team is seeking to return to Group I for the first time since 2011

GROUP I OR BUST. Fil-Am Treat Huey of the Philippine Davis Cup team returns a volley during the SEA Games in 2009, where he won a silver medal. Photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

Carrasco, Magat top candidates to be Asian Games chief

Jan 17, 2014 - 6:54 PM

PHILIPPINE Olympic Committee POC Chairman Tom Carrasco and Philippine Tennis Association Philta Secretary General Romeo Magat are the top candidates being considered for Deputy Chef de Mission of the Asian Games

LAST MEN STANDING. POC Chairman Tom Carrasco (l) and Philta Secretary General Romeo Magat (r) are the top two candidates being considered by PSC to be Deputy Chef de Mission in the Incheon Asian Games. Carrasco's photo from: / Magat's photo from: