Alcantara, RP’s newest sports hero, offered US scholarships

The future looks bright for Francis Casey Alcantara after becoming the first Filipino to win a Grand Slam title in the doubles of the Australian Open Junior Championships in Melbourne.

The country’s top junior player said yesterday he’s being offered college scholarships in the United States to support both his studies and a budding tennis career.

“May mga offers sa Pepperdine, University of Texas A&M for tennis scholarships pero pinag-iisipan ko pa,” Alcantara said after paying a courtesy call to Philippine Sports Commission chairman Harry Angping yesterday.

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