Eala, Paez power way to Juntaphil net semis
Philippine Daily Inquirer
MICHAEL Eala whipped Aljohn Talatayod, 4-0, 4-1 to move within a win of keeping his 10-unisex crown and Samantha Coyiuto thwarted Patricia Paez, 6-3, 6-2, yesterday to advance to the girls’ 18-and-under final in the First Gen Juntaphil Metro Age Group Tennis Championships at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center.
The top-seeded Eala sustained his amazing form, dropping just two games in four matches overall, to set up a title duel with Ryotaro Shimomura, who ended Karl Miguel’s giant-killing spree with a 0-4, 5-3, 5-3 victory.
Coyiuto will next take on the winner of the Angela Sunga-Roxanne Resma duel being played at presstime.
Other results: Girls’ 12-U—Rafa Villanueva d. Mikaela Vicencio, 6-1, 6-2; Bettina Bautista d. Alex Eala, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5; Boys’ 12-U—Jake Martin d. Gabrielle Tiamson, 6-3, 6-3; Marraphael Teng d. Manuel Balce III, 6-0, 6-4; Boys 14-U—Christian Lopez d. Brysl Libao, 6-0, 6-1; Sohaimen Mama d. Joel Atienza, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1; Cenon Gonzales Jr. d. John Cerezo, 7-5, 7-6; Chris Prulla, d. Jerome Romualdez, 6-2, 6-3.