Phinma: Japanese bets oust Pinoys
THE FANCIED Japanese pair of top seed Chihiro Muramatsu and No. 3 Shiori Fukuda booted out local ace Khim Iglupas and Fil-Aussie Melissa Esguerra to make the semifinals of the Phinma International Juniors Tennis Championships at Rizal Memorial Tennis Center yesterday.
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.
Top seed Wei De Lin and Yi Wei Huang toppled two Japanese rivals to reach the semis of the boys’ side of the tournament backed by Dunlop Fort All Court, Viva and Wilkins Mineral Water.
Lin tripped Shoki Kasahara, 6-2, 6-2, while Huang clobbered Yuki Takamura, 6-4, 6-0. Cedelf P. Tupas