Santiago leads early Andrada winners


FRANCES Angela Santiago overcame a late comeback by Samantha Um to prevail, 6-3, 7-6 (2), yesterday and set up an early encounter with Khim Iglupas yesterday at the start of the 24th Andrada Cup age-group tennis championship at Rizal Memorial Tennis Center.

Iglupas, the fifth seed, drew a bye to the second round along with top seed Roxanne Resma, second seed Maia Balce, No. 3 Nicole Amistad and No. 4 Isabelle Orteza  even as Chloe Mae Saraza and Monica Therese Cruz advanced with walkover wins.

Saraza and Cruz will take on Resma and Ma. Dominique Ong, respectively, in the second round.

Joseph Michael Abellanosa trounced Ivan Lazaro, 6-4, 6-3, to lead the  first round winners in the boys’ 18-under. Vincent Alanis downed Edward Choy, 6-3, 6-1, while Jose Nicholas Cano repulsed Marc Agner, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1, to also advance in the event sponsored by Dunlop Fort All Court Balls, Philippine Sports Commission, First Solid Group, St. Luke’s Medical Center and Sagip Bayan Foundation.

Devie Pearl Patoc stopped Julia Mae Co, 7-5, 6-3; Patricia Corporal beat Nadine Ramirez, 6-1, 6-0; and Megan Reyes drubbed Maria Patricia Lim, 6-2, 6-0, in the girls’ 12-under.

Lorenzo Suares routed Marvin Espina, 6-3, 6-0, while Jules Lazaro crushed Adam Sujica, 6-1, 6-0, in the boys’ 12-under. Miguel Buenaventura ousted Joseph Gadon, 6-4, 6-3, while Lance Matthew Sy won by default over Joseph Anida in the boys’ 14-under.

In the unisex 10-under, Rainier Angelo Selmar ripped Justin Maneja, 6-3, 6-0; Rafael Tomblin clobbered Cristine Joy Bautista, 6-0, 6-1; Julius Cesar Gonzales dominated Kryshana Brazal, 6-1, 6-1; Jose Thomas Bernardo repulsed Edgardo Angara, 6-3, 6-3; while Jan Harold Trillanes nipped Angelo Aparte, 7-5, 7-5.

Alfred Doloroso and Daniel Estanislao won by default.

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