THE Negros Island Region (NIR) men and women’s badminton team on April 25 bagged the events’ crowns in the ongoing 2017 National PRISAA at the Ramon Magsaysay Technological University badminton court in Iba, Zambales.
The NIR men’s team defeated the Western Visayas in the finals – the team they represented last year in the nationals held in Koronadal, South Cotabato.
NIR coach Jordan Sun said that this is their first time they represented NIR in the nationals and felt proud to once again gave honor to Negros.
In the event’s finals, NIR’s Kerr Longno outplayed Western Visayas’ Dave Lagua, 21-11 and 21-15 in the upper singles while, the Negrense team of Robert Aloyan and Jaylord Nicor dumped the tandem of Japhet Pagmanoja and Micah Bussey, 21-4 and 21-10 to seal the victory.
On the other hand, Kirby Hojilla’s NIR women also dominated their division and took home the title.
Suiting up for Hojilla are April Diane Bibiano, Diana Yulo, Dhessa Mae Arino and Tishia Marie Paguio.
“We thank God for this gift and our gratitude to all those who supported us in this quest,” Sun said.*