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Jesús García and Paola Moreno, absolute regional tennis champions in Santomera (04/12/2017)

The XXVI Regional Tennis Championship yesterday threw the curtain, after nine days of competition in which they have gathered the best Murcian rackets of the moment and their biggest promises for the future.

Adding the male and female categories, a total of thirty participants have demonstrated their tremendous level during the disputed disputes in the Municipal Sports Center of Santomera, municipality that for the third consecutive year has hosted the most important tournament organized by the Federation of Tennis of the Region of Murcia, thanks to the collaboration of the Tennis Club El Limonar and the Department of Sports of the City of Santomera.

In the men's category, Jesús García Pardo, from Torre Pacheco, has been proclaimed absolute regional champion for the third consecutive year after defeating in the final Carlos Alcaraz, the great promise of Murcian and national tennis, just fourteen years old, champion of children's Spain, runner-up national cadet and recent U-14 winner of the Masters Cup in London.

García Pardo needed to deploy his best tennis and play three sets (6-2, 6-7 and 6-1) to become the first player to achieve three Murcian championships followed in the 26 years of history that this tournament has.

For its part, the aquiline Paola Moreno won the women's category, after getting rid in three sets (6-2, 2-6 and 6-4) of Alexandra Evdokimova (runner-up), Murcia's Tennis Club.

Between them and them they distributed a thousand of the 1,800 euros in cash placed in contention during this championship and, what is more important, the prestige of being recognized as the best in the Region.

The ceremony of awards, held yesterday at noon at the premises of the Municipal Sports Center, was attended by the Councilor for Sports, Javier Campillo, the president of the Tennis Federation of the Region of Murcia, José Alcolea, and Manuel Fruits, representative of the Tennis Club El Limonar.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Santomera

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