Pinoys win third soft tennis gold


    The Philippines ruled the men’s team competition and completed a sweep of the gold medals at stake in the soft tennis competition of the 30th Southeast Asian Games Tuesday at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center.

    Joseph Arcilla led the team to a 2-1 victory over Thailand, scoring a 4-1 win over Yannarit Kawin. Mikoff Manduriao and Dheo Talatayod Sujaritplee Teerapat and Songweera Torlarp 5-3 in the final doubles match for the gold.

    The Philippines lost in the first doubles match, with Noel Damian and Mark Anthony Alcoseba bowing to Thansiriroj Sakan and Surarak Thanarit 3-5.

    The Philippines also won the women’s singles gold and the women’s team gold.