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Garland Tennis Center,
Garland, Texas
June 1, 2008.

Based on the feedback that we have been getting, it is great to hear that everyone enjoyed the event!!! Great turnout this year. There are some that are actually requesting for a Fall tournament. Anyway, we would like to thank y'all for your ongoing support and participation. I enclosed 2 pictures from the event and the rest will be posted in the PRDC website soon at A heartfelt thanks goes to the PRDC executives and Board members for continuing to sponsor this annual event now in its 8th year. We would also like to thank the following families for their donations: (Richard) Arroyo family, (Onnie) Sumangil family, and the (Cito) Eraso family. A special acknowledgement to Olive Padilla and her team for the wonderful Filipino dishes served. A special thanks to the Garland Tennis Center staff under the leadership of Fort Battad for making sure that the tennis facilities are ready for our event.
A special recognition goes to Elsie Lamb for fighting for and grabbing the coveted "Lowest Scorer" award. Thanks, Elsie, for making the whole tournament lively.

Congratulations to all the Door prize winners:

  • First player to register - Joseph Benitez
  • Player that traveled the farthest - Orly Nogra
  • Best Dressed Female Player - Pearl Ganir-Basso
  • Best Dressed Male Player - Ramiro Gutierrez
  • We would appreciate any feedback to make sure that we get better every year in terms of fulfilling your expectations and making the event MORE FUN. A very, very special thanks to my beautiful wife, Maries, and our two fantastic boys - Pogi and Ale, for all their tremendous help and support for this event. Please spread the word for next year and hope to see y'all for our 9th year. MABUHAY!!!! ...Francis Rey Hipolito

    Congratulations to the Grand Champion - Virgil Flores! and the other trophy winners shown below....

  • Albert Foster,Mark Ma,Fidelo Lugo,Joseph Benitez, Marc Nuyda, Noel Magalong,
  • Pearl Ganir-Basso, Cito Eraso,Jeff Walters, Gerry Ignacio, Bernardo Basil,
  • Ramiro Gutierrez, Laura Rolandelli, and Lito Dancel.

  • 2008 PRDC Tennis Open players with PRDC President,Dr. Rivero.

    The 15 tournament winners holding their trophies.

    Last year 2007 tournament players with Nap Ramirez, PRDC Board, and Rey Hipolito, Tournament director.