Junior tennis champion Francis Casey Alcantara has been given outright entry to participate in the first Youth Olympic Games slated in Singapore this year. 

The 17-year-old tennis wonder from Cagayan de Oro City earned the automatic slot for winning the boys’ doubles title in the Australian Open last year where he teamed up with Taiwanese Hsieh Cheng-peng.

“Alcantara’s victory in the Australian Open and his subsequent high top 30 rating internationally earned for him the outright seat in the Youth Olympics,” Joseph said during the Scoop sa Kamayan session at Kamayan-Padre Faura yesterday.

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