January 23, 2018, 11:57 pm
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Andrada Cup: Jarata shows way to semis

ACTION in the 29th Andrada Cup age-group tennis tournament resumed yesterday with top seed Marc Andrei Jarata showing the way to the semis of the premier 14-under boys’ class at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center.

Jarata, fresh from a development training camp in Thailand, scored a trouble-free 6-3, 6-3 win over Keno Enriquez to set up a semis duel with No. 5 Jude Hidaldo, a 6-1, 6-4 winner over Lucas Yupangco.

The other semis pairing in the 14-under class, where potential candidates to the national team come from, pits No. 2 Axl Lajon Gonzaga against No. 3 Exequiel Jucutan.

Gonzaga carved out a 6-4, 6-2 win over Samuel Rean Nuguit while Jucutan had an easier 6-1, 6-0 victory against Darwin Cosca.

Battling in the finals of the girls’ 14-under of the event backed by the Philippine Sports Commission, Altamar Shipping and Thadeus Sports are No. 1 Kryshana Brazal and No. 2 Angeline Alacala.

Quarterfinals matches in the other age groups will conclude today, leading to the semis and finals matches and the awarding ceremonies tomorrow.

In girls’ 12-under play, top seed Angeline Alacala made it to the semis with a 6-2, 6-7 (5), 10-6 decision over Glydel Guevarra, and will face Airies Jean Tanawan.

In the other half of the draw, No. 2 Marielle Jarata will meet Krisha Mae Bolilan, a winner via walkover. Jarata had no problem beating Frances Susan Moncato 6-0, 6-0.

Gaining the semis of the 10-under unisex are No. 1 Kean Sebastian Enriquez, France Vhiel Dilao, Kriz Roque Lim and Frank Niele Dilao.
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