Nio Tria is 14U singles champ of Philta Tennis Tourney
Ateneo Junior High School student Antonio “Nio” Tria of (Cardoner) 9-Maunoir emerged as champion of the 14U boys singles competition of the 1st PhilTA (Philippine Tennis Association) Presidents Cup Age Group Tennis Championships on July 10, 2016. In addition, Nio placed second in the competition’s 16U division, behind first placer (and fellow Atenean) Manuel “Mik” Balce III. The Group 1 tournament was held at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center on July 2,3,6,9 and 10, 2016.
Nio Tria is one of Ateneo de Manila’s fast-rising lawn tennis stars. Last February, he was 14U boys singles champion of the 5th Anthony Tordesillas Memorial National Age Group Tournament. He was also a finalist in the competition’s 16U boys singles event. Last March 26, Nio and partner Michael Eala Jr. emerged as boys doubles champions of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Asia 14 & under Development Championships (division 1) held in Vietnam.
Despite the time-consuming demands placed on him as a student-athlete of the Ateneo de Manila, Nio has been a consistent honor student since his grade school days.