By Marc Anthony Reyes
FILIPINO campaigner Khim Iglupas fought a losing battle to powerful second seed Shiori Fukuda of Japan, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3, yesterday in the girls’ singles quarterfinals of the Phinma international juniors tennis championships Week 2 at Rizal Memorial Tennis Center.
Muramatsu broke Iglupas early en route to a 6-2, 6-2 win while Fukuda turned in a more impressive 6-2, 6-1 rout of Esguerra to clinch the other Final Four slot.
Dave Sebastian and Eric Olivarez Jr. put their act together in the decider to thwart Korean Sanghoon Park and American partner Jack Pulliam, 3-6, 6-4 (10-7), to crash into the quarterfinal round of the boys’ doubles of the Phinma International Juniors Tennis Championships at Rizal Memorial Tennis Center yesterday.
KHIM Iglupas and John Decasa beat their respective Japanese rivals to survive the rash of setbacks suffered by Filipino bets in the opener of the Phinma International Juniors Tennis Championships at Rizal Memorial Tennis Center yesterday.
The country’s leading junior netters and a slew of international aces brace for a two-week battle for supremacy when the Phinma International Juniors Tennis Championships fires off Nov. 19 at Rizal Memorial Tennis Center.