A TEAM of Unified Tennis Philippines (UTP) national junior tennis players are in Malaysia to represent the country in the Asian Tennis Federation (ATF) 14-and-under series.

The team, composed of Exequiel Jucutan, Joewyn Pascua, Alexa Milliam, and Marielle Jarata are hopeful that they will be able to repeat or even best the performance of last year’s team.

“Our goal as a team is to consistently play our best, not just aim to be champions but to show that we can make our mark in international competitions.” said Marielle, the team’s youngest player.

“We’ve seen how these kids are on the Philippine courts and I’m confident that they are at par with their opponents who will come from different nations. I wish them good luck and expect them to make our country proud,” said UTP president Jean Henri Lhuillier.

The UTP national team members were selected through a national ranking system. UTP is an all-inclusive, non-stock, non-profit sports organization founded and supported by some of the country’s biggest tennis patrons and aficionados whose mission is to develop fresh talents who will represent the Philippines in international competitions.