John Paul Robles Wins The Aventus Table Tennis Tournament Battle Of Champions!
by L.D. Ramirez
Mixing up fast, low shots with all sorts of spin was not enough for Sir Dennis to overwhelm JP, who was armed with calm reads, lightning reactions, focused power, and a mountain of match experience.
Earlier in the year, Dennis Tobias (Chief Radiologic Technologist, Makati Clinic) and Beverly Evangelista (Radiologic Technologist, Mobile Department) won the Men's and Women's Divisions of Aventus's Inter-Department Table Tennis Tournament: Season 02, respectively.
The tournament series's main sponsor, Wenefrido Fernando/ (Assistant Vice President - Operations), then decided that there should be a faceoff between the 2018 champions and the 2017 champion, John Paul Robles (Officer-In-Charge, Network / Security / Database Section, IT Department).
This Battle Of Champions would determine the company's absolute best paddler and place the winner in Aventus's Table Tennis Hall Of Fame.
In the tournament's finals round, held on September 25, 2019, Sir Dennis made use of heavy spin serves and deep, wide-angled returns to surprise the usually unflappable Beverly, winning 4 straight sets to take the 2019 Unlimited Division Championship.
For this feat, he took home a Yinhe table tennis paddle and Yinhe carrying case, sponsored by yours truly. (^_~)
2 days later came the grand finals showdown. Mixing up fast, low shots with all sorts of spin was not enough for Sir Dennis to overwhelm JP, who was armed with calm reads, lightning reactions, focused power, and a mountain of match experience. The gripping best-of-7 match ended with a decisive 5-1.
Congratulations to John Paul Robles, Grand Champion Of Aventus Inter-Department Table Tennis Tournament: Season 03! He takes home 2 Vikings gift certificates worth PHP 1000 each, and the honor of becoming the first-ever Aventus Table Tennis Hall Of Famer!