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PTTF lauds paddlers’ SEAG performance


Aside from getting a bronze medal, we competed in four events, some of them reached the quarterfinals and came close to a medal as most of them were close matches

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF PTTF | PTTF president Ting Ledesma (middle) hails the strong performance of the national table tennis squad in the 32nd Southeast Asian Games.

Table tennis officials hailed the performance of the Philippine national team in the 32nd Southeast Asian Games in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Richard Gonzales and John Russel Misal captured the bronze medal for the Philippines in the men’s doubles, and only dropped their semifinal match to world rated and eventual gold medalist Izaac Quec and Koen Pang of Singapore.

Kheith Rhynne Cruz also competed in the women’s singles and the women’s doubles along with RJ Fadol, and the women’s team with Fadol, Angel Laude, Emy Rose Dael and Muse Balatbat.

Laude also teamed up with Edouard Valenet in the mixed doubles.

The Philippine Table Tennis Federation Inc. thanked the Philippine Sports Commission, Philippine Olympic Committee, Abet Reyes of Prottec, and Bill Yap of Huaching Foundation for the support to the team.

The PTTF is also optimistic about the direction of the national team following the results of the SEA Games.

“Aside from getting a bronze medal, we competed in four events, some of them reached the quarterfinals and came close to a medal as most of them were close matches,” PTTF president Ting Ledesma said.

“We are in the right direction and we will strive harder to produce more medals in the future.”

The PTTF formed the team through a national selection held last March in Puerto Princesa, and underwent rigorous training leading up to the SEA Games.

Following the SEA Games, Ledesma said the federation is now preparing for the country’s participation in the Southeast Asian Table Tennis Association juniors tournament next month.

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