Ateneo places 2nd in PAYA tennis tourney

September 18, 2017
By: 
Paul Daza; Photo courtesy of Chester Tiongson

Team Ateneo is first runner-up of the 2017-2018 PAYA lawn tennis tournament, after losing to eventual champion De La Salle Santiago Zobel in the finals. The Ateneo netters chalked up wins against Xavier, Colegio San Agustin, and La Salle Greenhills in the eliminations. They lost to De La Salle Zobel in the final which was fought in Colegio San Agustin Bulacan last Saturday, September 16, 2017.   

Consisting of players from the Junior High School and Senior High School, Team Ateneo was represented by Nio Tria (10-Briant), Mik Balce (12-Anchieta), Santino Vistan (11-Borgia), Rafael Halili (12-Evans), and Chester Tiongson(12-Bobola). They were coached by Gee Abacan.  

From left: Nio Tria, Mik Balce, Santino Vistan, Rafael Halili, Chester Tiongson, coach Gee Abacan