TWIN TITLES Tennielle Bedua Madis (standing second from left) poses with her teammates and coach Jovy Mamawal (standing extreme right) during the awarding ceremony of the 37th RGB Penang Open Age Group Tennis Championships in Malaysia on Sunday (December 4, 2022). Madis won the singles and doubles titles in the girls' 16-under category. (Contributed photo)

MANILA – Tennielle Bedua Madis captured two titles in the 37th RGB Penang Open Age Group Tennis Championships in Malaysia on Sunday.

Unseeded in the girls' 16-under singles category, Madis stunned No. 1 seed Chanya Kai Ning Ng of Singapore, 6-2, 6-1, to claim victory in their title showdown at the Penang Sports Club.

On her way to the finals, Madis eliminated No. 2 seed Alyssa Wong of Penang, 6-0, 6-0, in the first round; Eliora Hii of Sabah, 6-0, 6-0, in the quarterfinal; and compatriot Eidlemar Dane Basijan, 6-0, 6-0, in the semifinal.

Madis, a native of M’lang town in Cotabato province, teamed up with Basijan to secure the doubles title over Chanya Ng and Sena Sakai of Japan, 6-4, 6-4.

Meanwhile, Filipinos Aaron Kevin Tabura and Josh Benedict Lim reached the boys' 14-under doubles semifinal round but lost to No. 1 seeds Adeeb Azhari (Penang) and Devesh Sarawanan (Selangor), 7-6 (5, 2-6), 6-10.

Ashari and Sarawanan eventually took the crown after prevailing over No. 2 seeds Louis Tan (Kedah) and Aqil Adibi (Kuala Lumpur), 6-1, 7-6 (6).

In the boys' 16-under category, No. 2 seed Timothy Yi Thim Foo (Penang) ousted No. 1 seed Gautam Balakrishan (Penang), 7-6 (7), 6-4, to pocket the singles title.

The No. 2 pair of Balakrishan and Haziq Roslani (Kedah) bagged the doubles title over No. 1 seeds Sachin Bala (Selangor) and Timothy Foo (Penang), 6-4, 6-1.

In the 18-under category, No. 1 seed Ryan Kye Em Khoo (Penang) won the boys' singles title over No. 2 seed Roger Tan (Penang), 6-4, 6-4, while the girls' title went to Chan Li Ying (Penang), who defeated Chan Yu Chi (Penang), 6-2, 6-1.

Also winning their respective singles final matches were Devesh Sarawanan (boys' 14-under) and Zooey Mak (girls' 14-under) of Selangor, and Koreans Min Sik Seo (boys' 12-under), Sia Yeom (girls' 12-under), Choi Min Geon (boys' 10-under) and Kim Ayul (girls' 10-under).

Other doubles champions were Choi Min Geon and Kim Hyun Hak (boys' 10-under), Kim Ayul and Jan Hyoin (girls' 10-under), Seo Min Sok and Kim Ji Han (boys' 12-under), Sia Yeom and Joo Ire (girls' 12-under), and Catherine Le Liew of Perak and Lynn Lim of Kuala Lumpur (girls' 14-under).

The Filipino athletes were accompanied by coaches Jovy Mamawal and Merlo Pornobi. (PNA)