Fifth seed Jeson Patrombon of the Philippines humbled Sataporn Simmalavong of Laos yesterday, scoring a 6-1, 6-1 victory as tennis action in the 30th Southeast Asian Games got going at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center.
No. 4 Kasidit Samrej of Thailand beat Ari Fahresi of Indonesia 7-5, 6-2; No. 6 seed Chin Zao Quan Christian trounced My Paing Min of Myanmar 6-1, 6-1 and seventh-ranked Hao Yuan Ng of Singapore beat Kuang Zaw of Myanmar 6-1, 6-2.
In women’s play, Savanna Ly Nguyen of Vietnam stunned fourth-seed Andrea Daravy Ka of Cambodia 6-1, 7-5. Nguyen’s victory was the lone upset of the day as other seeded players advanced to the quarterfinals of the competition.
Top seed Peangtarn Plipeuch of Thailand beat Thandar Aung of Myanmar 6-1, 6-1; No. 2 Aldila Sutjiadi of Indonesia beat Marian Jade Capadocia of the Philippines 6-2, 6-2; and No. 3 Aunchisa Chanta of Thailand beat Grace Annete Krusling of Cambodia 6-3, 6-1.
Singapore SEA Games gold medalist Treat Huey and Denise Dy won over Chenda Som and Kenny Bun of Cambodia 6-1, 6-4 to advance into the quarterfinals of the mixed doubles where they will face top seed Sutjiadi and Christopher Rungkat of Thailand.