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    Philippine youth team members ease into quarterfinals of National Juniors Badminton Tournament

    Jul 7, 2014

    NATIONAL team members Ros Leenard Pedrosa, Alexis Geverjuan and Frell Keeyan Gabuelo advanced to boys’ 19-under singles quarterfinals of the 1st Sun Cellular-Ming Ramos National Juniors Badminton Tournament Luzon Leg over the weekend at Powersmash Badminton Center in Makati City.

    Pedrosa beat Kevin Ian Marcus Fabros, 21-11, 21-6, and will next battle Rafael Nicolas Dionisio, who defeated Richard Paulino, 21-13, 21-12.

    Geverjuan edged Roberto Pineda, 24-26, 26-24, 21-12, to set up a quarterfinal match with Benjamin Silva, a 21-12, 21-17 winner over Carl Justine Eugenio.

    Gabuelo outclassed John Paul Yabut, 21-9, 21-19, and will next face Ruben Haramel, who whipped Zedrick Paul Montemayor, 21-16, 21-1.

    Emilio Mangubat beat Neil Andrew Pineda, 21-14, 21-17, to arrange a quarterfinal match against Shawn Sangalang, who won over Chris Sanchez, 21-13, 21-15.

    National juniors standouts Aldreen Rae Concepcion, Aira Mae Nicole Albo, Alyssa Gerverjuan, Charmane Shane Salvador, Mariya Anghela Sevilla and Sarah Joy Barredo also advanced to the girls’ 19-under singles quarterfinals.

    Concepcion trounced Kim Therese Jarabelo, 21-11, 21-12, to set up a quarterfinal showdown with Janine Peligrino, who beat Ysabelle Marie Diaz, 21-13, 21-14.

    Geverjuan outclassed Mikaela Aquino, 21-14, 21-15, and will next battle fellow national player Albo, a 21-5, 21-4 winner over Geraldine Delizo.

    Salvador beat Alexandrea Kyla Lim, 21-15, 22-20, and will next face Margarita Villacorta, who advanced when Celina Denise Javier retired with the score at 21-18, 8-7.

    Sevilla trashed Joanna Alyssa San Pedro, 21-3, 21-12, and will next take on Barredo, who edged out Monica Rivera, 21-10, 21-12 in the tournament sanctioned by the Philippine Badminton Association, supported by Sun Cellular, Smart Communications, MVP Sports Foundation, PBA Smash Pilipinas and Babolat.

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