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    Carlos, Malibiran stay on course for badminton title showdown

    Oct 28, 2013

    TOP seed Bianca Carlos and No. 2 Patrisha Malibiran rolled to their second straight-set victories to storm into the quarterfinal round of the girls’ Under-19 class of the MVP Sports Foundation-Philippine Badminton Ranking System tournament on Monday at Powersmash in Makati City.

    Carlos blasted Mary Ann Maranon, 21-10, 21-16, to set up a quarterfinal clash with Alyssa Geverjuan, who repulsed fifth seed Cassandra Lim, 16-21, 21-18, 21-13.

    Malibiran downed Janine Peligrino, 21-12, 21-13, to arrange a quarterfinal duel with No. 8 Marina Caculitan, who subdued Rae Concepcion, 23-21, 18-21, 22-20.

    No. 4 Janelle De Vera whipped Dominique Muyrong, 21-9, 21-13, and will next take on Mariya Sevilla, who upset No. 6 Louise Ramos, 21-13, 21-18. Shane Salvador defeated Alfoneth Alcuitas, 21-9, 21-13, to also advance.

    No. 1 Clarence Filart advanced to the boys’ quarterfinals with a walkover against Glenn Camillo, while No. 2 Miguel Leonardo beat Edgard Reyes, 21-16, 21-23, 21-11.

    Frell Gebuelo defeated Edrickson Malibiran, 21-13, 21-9; Joshua Monterubio held off Jan Sinfuego, 21-16, 21-18; Elijah Boac overpowered Rogine Sola, 21-14, 21-12; Kevin Chan edged Carl Clemente, 21-23, 21-10, 27-25; Glenn Remo thwarted Alexis Geverjuan, 21-19, 21-17; and Mark Alcala downed Jerickson Oba-ob, 21-12, 21-17.

    In the girls’ Under-15 singles, Kyle Geronimo upended No. 8 Joyce Santos, 21-17, 11-21, 21-13, to barge into the quarterfinals against top seed Alyssa Geverjuan, who demolished Maria Tumbali, 21-9, 21-8.

    Shane Salvador beat No. 4 Jellene De Vera, 21-12, 21-12, to set up a match with No. 7 Meghan Cruz, who downed Ma. Lourdes Babanto, 21-14, 21-19.

    Alyssa Roxas stunned No. 6 Qianxi Orillaneda, 21-19, 22-20, and will next meet No. 3 Rae Concepcion, who beat Ghiselle Bautista, 21-13, 21-13.

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    Second seed Mariya Sevilla whipped Stephanie Mortera, 21-7, 21-5, to arrange a match with Mikaela De Guzman, who edged Beatrice Felizardo, 30-29, 17-21, 21-13.

    The tournament sanctioned by the Philippine Badminton Association and backed by the Philippine Olympic Committee, the Philippine Sports Commission, and official equipment sponsor Victor shifts to Robinsons Place-Manila on Tuesday.

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