MALAYBALAY CITY | BUKIDNON NEWS | BUKIDNON SPORTS – The son of a Bukidnon native, Francis Casey Alcantara, the very first Filipino to win a Grand Slam tennis tournament, will soon join the tennis varsity team of the famed California State University. Alcantara is the son of Sarah Belderol, a resident of Malaybalay City. He lost his father a few years ago due to cardiac arrest.
Eighteen year old Alcantara reportedly earned an athletic scholarship from CSU. The school is located in Fresno, California.
Alcantara will reportedly take a business management course. Classes for him will start on January 11, 2011.
Alcantara is the very first Filipino to win a Grand Slam title. He and partner Hsieh Cheng Peng of Taiwan bagged the Australian Open junior doubles crown. Right after his triumph, the Senate of the Philippines commended him via a resolution.
His highest International Tennis Federation ranking shot to 14.
He also reached the second round during the Wimbledon Open singles this year.
Good luck to you Casey! Continue to make Bukidnon proud!