By JONAS TERRADO
BEIJING – Members of the Table Tennis Association for National Development (TATAND) produced 27 victories against their Chinese counterparts Saturday to conclude a two-day goodwill meet at the Capital University of Physical Education and Sports here.
National University’s John Misal won all three matches on the final day to cap off on a high note the Filipino contingent’s visit in this famous city to help foster ties between the Philippines and China through table tennis.
TATAND ended the third staging of the event with 34 victories in 78 matches, with the 20-year-old Misal, who last month bagged the UAAP Most Valuable Player award for leading NU to its first men’s crown, having the most number of wins with four.
Army’s Xydhe Kim Ramos, La Salle-Zobel’s Dino Marcelo and Bacolod’s Marell Lagunday had three victories apiece while San Beda’s Alexis Bolante, Far Eastern University’s Rose Jean Fadol, La Salle-Zobel’s Neo Angelo Laudato, Paco Citizen Academy Foundation’s Kaela Deine Aguilar and Sandra Bazar claimed two wins each.
Other players who collected a victory were NU’s Romualdo Ramiro Jr., La Salle’s Jamaica Dianne Sy, University of Santo Tomas’ Sherlyn Love Gabisay, Danica Marielle Alburo and Paul Michael Que, San Beda’s Troy Cedrick Docto, Aubrey Lyn Faye Solis and Abrianne Dominque Nuevo, PTTA’s Danica Galang, Bacolod’s Areanel Theofer Ariola and PCAF’s Vinessa Cruz.
The rest of the team is composed of Mapua’s Charles Joshua Lim, Grace Christian College’s Sean Uy, Paco Citizen Academy Foundation’s Kheith Rhynne Cruz, PTTA’s Jelaine Monteclaro, Army’s Crisanta Abas, Xavier’s Johndayl Christopher Que.
Coaches who also made the trip were San Beda’s Steve de Guzman, Lyceum’s Raul Santos, NU’s Judit Yulde, Emilio Aguinaldo College’s Ramil Sta Ana, UST’s Lorinda Wadjad, Marvin and Martin Carreon, Bacolod’s Hosea Alvarez and GCC’s Evan Uy.
The trip was supported by Federation of Filipino-Chinese Associations of the Philippines President and Uni-Orient Travel Agency Chairman Stephen Techico with PSC Commissioner Ramon Fernnadez serving as head of the delegation.
Winners and top performers of the 12th Uni-Orient Cup under Techico’s support were selected to represent the country for the goodwill meet.