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2 Mindanao-based girls to represent PH in Kazakhstan tennis tourney

June 11, 2019 - Tuesday 12:06 PM by Romeo Braceros

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Two girls from Mindanao have made it to the PH 12 and under tennis girls’ team set to compete in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) 12 and under Asia Junior Tennis Championship on August 12-16, 2019 in Kazakhstan.

The young Mindanao-based tennis players are Tenniele Bedua Madis of M’lang, North Cotabato and Ivor Novic Malinis of Malaybalay City, Bukidnon.

The two will join forces with Luzon’s Maxie Jarata Luzon to try and win a medal for the Philippines in the tournament to be participated in by some of the best young tennis players from all over Asia, including powerhouses Australia, China, and Japan.

The three-man team will play in the singles and doubles competitions for the Philippines.

The Philippines got the slot in the ITF Asia finals after topping the Southeast Asia regional qualifying tournament at the Manila Polo Club held on May 27-31, 2019.

The three-man team was earlier selected after emerging as the top three out of the eight best girl tennis players in the country.


Tenniele Bedua Madis, an 11-year-old student of Southern Baptist College in M’lang is excited to represent the country in the continent-wide competition.

Ranked number two in the country’s 12 and under girls’ category, Madis has vowed to give her all in the tournament to bring pride and honor to the Philippines.

Aside from the Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand also made it to the ITF Asia Finals.