CNMI athletes competed in two off-island tournaments last week and did well in these contests.
In Fiji, the CNMI Junior Tennis Team gained three finals berth and eight semis tickets in the 2013 Pacific Oceania Junior Championships. The Jeff Race-squad was composed of U12’s Carol Lee, Tania Tan, Michael Ren, and Robbie Schorr, U15’s Tammy Ackerman, Negahr Rastguiy, Christopher Cajigan, and Moris Villanueva, and U18’s Thea Minor, Mikayla Lopez, Tommy Choi, Amami Sakano, and Jake Lee.
Over in Guam, the CNMI’s Shane “Pikaboo” Alvarez and Frank “The Crank” Camacho saw action in PXC 38. Camacho went on to score a TKO win in the third round against Japan’s Koshi Matsumoto, while Alvarez debuted in PXC with a victory via unanimous decision versus Guam’s Tony “Rush” Reyes.
Back in local competitions, the Emon Lodge and DL Corp. basketball leagues began their playoff round. In the Emon Lodge caging, the nine-team league was down to two with Mobil beating Pacific Islands Club in the semifinals and Mariana Resort downing AXE Proa in another Final Four pairing. In the DL Corp. caging, Maplas and Kamikaze survived the first round of the playoffs after eliminating Yuichiro and Navy Hill, respectively.
Still in basketball, the Kanoa women’s caging was also down to two teams after last Friday’s games, while the Rotary youth caging started its U15 division. The finalists in the Kanoa caging were Bubblebxtt and Yoloswag Attack, which ousted the Ballersss in the double-elimination playoffs, while KFC/Taco Bell, Rebelholics, and DYS won their opening matches in the Rotary U15 division.
In baseball, the 2nd Annual Triple A Youth Baseball kicked off at the Francisco “Tan Ko” Palacios Ballfield with the Giants, Braves, Padres, and Pirates winning their respective opening matches.
Over at the Capital Hill Ballfield, Sakudi notched its third women’s title after edging 670 Babes in the finals of the Chamolinian Softball Association league.
In badminton, elimination games in the 2013 Shirley’s Badminton Classic continued.