MANILA, Philippines – Filipino Jason Patrombon and Francis Cassi Alcantara, 6-1, 6-4, won gold in the men’s doubles at the final of the 31st Southeast Asian Games at Hanaka Sports on Saturday. And service centers in Vietnam.
Huey and Gonzales took a sweet revenge on Patrombon and Alcantara, who dropped them in the gold medal match of the 2019 SEA Games.
The pair delivered the first gold medal of the Philippine tennis team, which won a silver from Petrombon and Alcantara and four bronze medals in the women’s singles, mixed doubles, men’s and women’s team events courtesy of Alex Eller.
Huey and Gonzales first unleaded an impressive start to drawing blood. But the champions of the previous SEA Games did not retreat without a fight, keeping their compatriots within striking distance by trailing 5-3 in the second set.
However, Hui and Gonzalez showed their dominance by closing the second set and the former served gold-medal-clinching points. The four Filipinos hugged the center court right after their match.
In the semifinals on Friday, Gonzalez and Huay lost to Vietnam’s Jiang Trin Lin and Mihan Tuan Pham 6-4, 6-2.
Patrombon and Alcantara set up a 6-4, 6-4 victory over another Vietnamese pair, Kwok Khan Le and Van Fuong Nguyen, to set up a doubles final with Gonzalez and Hu in the other semifinal match.
Hugh also has two bronze medals in the mixed doubles, with the Teen Sensation Eiler and in the men’s team event with Gonzalez, Patrombon and Eric Oliverage Jr.
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