Patriot duo Zapanta and Soriano smash their way onto nat’ls stage
Securing seats off to Bohol, veteran Patriot paddler duo Rosalyn Zapanta and Corizza Soriano reigned the women’s doubles event in the Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) – Regionals table tennis showdown held at Lucena City, Quezon from March 9 to 10.
The Cavite duo swept the eliminations round after thrashing the Quezon and Batangas contenders to gain a twice-to-beat advantage.
In the championships round, Zapanta and Soriano again whitewashed Quezon tandem Laiza Orfanel and Angelica De Rosas in straight sets, 11-5, 11-6, and 11-9, and finally sealed the competition with a gold.
Adding a medal to the Cavite’s pot, Patriot paddler Antonio Tan slipped against Quezon’s Dexter Alegre in the semifinals round, landing for a bronze-finish in the men’s singles A event.