CALBAYOG CITY–Leyte delegates in Badminton Elementary reached championship matches after beating their respective rivals in the Semi-Final Round in the Singles and Doubles in both Boys and Girls categories at the Northwest Samar State University RSU Socio Hall, Feb. 7.
Mikewayne Niño Relador and Rigel Nyk Lomtong, who both come from Dulag Central School, both outclassed their opponents from Tacloban City to arrange All-Leyte titular match in Boys division.
Relador, a Palarong Pambansa veteran defeated Dwayne Amancio while Lomtong frustrated Kryzuane Anthony Laboy.
Relador and Lomtong are already assured to play in Palarong Pambansa that will be held in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur.
“I’m very much happy that they will both play for the gold,” said Coach Christine Manaog, who also played in Palaro in her high school years.
Meanwhile, Jeff Ivan Beringuel and Cid Eduard Caminong will also play in the finals in the doubles competition against Baybay City.
In the girls division, both singles and doubles advanced to the championship round. Daphne Kliene Perigrino humbled her opponent from Calbayog City while the tandem of Cristina Gwyneth Santiago and Leigh Ann Vacal edged out Maasin City.
They will all play against Baybay City in the Finals.
“The players really would like to play in Palaro and they will do their best to win in the finals,” said Coach Maria Josephine Asis of Dulag SPED Center. (BY FELIX ASIS)