Community Badminton Club players racked up all the men’s singles crowns in the Shirley’s Badminton Classic.
In the Class A singles, Andreau Galvez defended his title after beating the Berks Blazers’ Ferdie Arago in their finals rematch last Monday at the TSL Sports Complex. Galvez, who downed Arago in the 2012 finals, 21-18, 21-14, also took only two games to bag the championship, 21-15, 21-14.
Earlier in the semifinals last Saturday, Galvez eliminated Macoi Aguda, 23-16, 21-16, to book the first finals ticket. Arago clinched the second and last finals seat after ousting Jexler Caranto, 21-14, 21-17. Aguda went on to join Galvez and Arago in the Top 3 after outclassing Caranto in the consolation game, 21-16, 21-16.
In the Class B finals, Jordan Pangilinan prevailed in the all-CBC duel, topping doubles teammate Ezekiel Macario, 21-15, 21-18. Pangilinan and Macario arranged their title match after sweeping their respective semis foes last Friday. Pangilinan booted 2012 finalist Oh Im Bog, 21-15, 21-18, while Macario triumphed over Deether Edralin, 22-20, 21-12. Edralin saved third place after slipping past Oh, 21-14, 16-21, 21-19.
After falling short in the Class B singles, Edralin managed to take a title victory later, as he won the Class C finals against Kevin Park, 21-16, 21-12. Edralin made it to the finals after surviving fellow youth player A.J. Ortega in the semis, 21-16, 18-21, 21-13. The other Final Four pairing ended after only two games with Park beating Celso Agui, 21-14, 21-12. Agui went on to complete the Top 3 after outlasting Ortega in the consolation match, 21-16, 18-21, 21-14.
Meanwhile, CBC bets annexed two more championships after prevailing in Class A and B doubles.
Galvez and Caranto paired and swept veterans and Saipan Badminton Club’s Glenn Bluutjents and Sam Jones in the finals, 21-15, 21-16. The winning duo barged into the title match after edging fellow CBC players Pangilinan and Macario in the first Final Four tiff, 21-13, 18-21, 21-19. Bluutjents and Jones earned the right to face the CBC tandem after downing Aguda and Arago in the other semis game, 21-13, 21-15. Arago and Aguda also lost the consolation game against Macario and Pangilinan, 16, 21, 18-21.
Macario and Pangilinan joined forces anew in the Class B doubles and needed three games to thwart Shirley’s Badminton Club’s Brandon Talania and Chris Hilario in the finals, 21-15, 18-21, 21-15. Oh and Joel Ortega of Saipan Badminton Club rounded out the Top 3 after winning over Joseph Santos and Aries Cordero, 21-15, 21017. The CBC pair cruised past Santos and Cordero in the semis, 21-14, 21-15, while the other semis game went the distance with Hilario and Talania winning versus Oh and Ortega, 18-21, 21-16, 21-19.
The Class C finals was also an extended match with Saipan Badminton Club’s Yun Jun Lee and Jong Min Lee outlasting TAGA Badminton Club’s Panapa Peteru and Agui in the finals, 21-15, 18-21, 22-20. Jun Lee and Min Lee came from a three-game victory, too against Son Jae Ok and Yong Sang You in the semis, 21-15, 17-21, 21-15, while Peteru and Agui coasted past Park and Cai in the other Final Four pairing, 21-15, 21-14.
Meanwhile, results in the women’s singles and doubles will be published in Saipan Tribune’s Friday edition.