by Edwin C. Laru-an
Nowlakha is a member of the CPU Lawn Tennis Team.
Name: Nikhel Supeda Nowlakha
Nickname: Baba, Negs
Playing Position: Singles
Coach: Alquin Flores
Hometown: Cabatuan, Iloilo
Champion – ISSC 2020
Champion – 18under BS Palawan Tournament, Iloilo 2020
Champion – 18under BS Palawan Tournament Roxas 2020
Semi-Finalist Integrated Meet 2019
Quarterfinslist – Batang Pinoy Nationals 2019
Scholar – Macs Crankit Tennis Tennis Academy, Sydney, Australia 2019
Runner-up – Paramatta Age Group, Sydney, Australia, 2019
Runner-up – Springwood Age Group, Sydney, Australia 2019
Champion – Regional PRISAA 2019
Scholar – Macs Crank It Tennis Academy, Sydney, Australia 2018
Semi-Finalist – Integrated Meet 2018
Runner-up – Philippine Sports Commission National 2018
Runner-up 16u BS- Palawan Tournament, Davao 2018
Semi-Finalist ISSC 2017
Champion- 14u BD Palawan Tournament – Dumalag 2017
Semi-Finalist- Integrated Meet 2017
Quarterfinalist – Palarong Pambansa 2016
Champion- 14under BD Palawan Tournament – Davao 2016
Quarterfinalist – Palarong Pambansa 2015
Bronze Medalist – Milo Little Olympics Nationals
Hobbies: playing drums, cooking, online games
Favorite Player: Sascha, Monfils
Most Memorable Game:
When I won over the ranked 1 national player in the National Milo Little Olympics.
Principle in Life:
No pain no gain. Practice until you don’t make it wrong.
What can you say as a player of CPU Golden Lions:
I am fortunate to be a Golden Lions player. Being a student-athlete of the school, you get the opportunity to improve your skills because of the facilities and with the best teammates.
Why did you choose CPU:
I believe CPU is the best school for student-athletes. Here, we have good facilities to improve our skills. We also have the best academic training. Although we give honor to CPU when we excel in our sport, we don’t get special treatment in terms of academics. I admire this school because it believes that we are student-athletes. So, there must be a balance between our sport and our academics.