SECOND seed Juan Enrique Jugo survived a first-set scare and went on to stop Alexandra Eala, 7-5, 6-1, and foil a brother-sister finale in the 10-unisex class of the Philippine Sports Commission-Philippine Tennis Association Age-Group Tennis Championships on Thursday at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center.
Top seed Miko Eala advanced to the title match with a 6-0, 6-0 rout of Nio Tria.
Bettina Bautista trounced Gia Sagandoy, 6-3, 6-2, to advance to the finals of the girls’ 12-under division against the winner of Friday’s semifinal featuring Alexandra Eala and Mikaela Vicencio. The finals matches are set Saturday.
Top seed Roxanne Resma whipped Khim Iglupas, 6-3, 6-0, to book the first championship berth in the premier girls’ 18-and-under category.
Khim Iglupas also fashioned out a straight 6-0, 6-2 victory over Erika Manduriao to move into the semis of the girls’ 16-and-under class while third seed Marcus del Rosario dropped just two games to clip Jugo, 6-0, 6-2, and clinch a spot in the semis of the boys’ 12-and-under division of the tournament organized by Philta with Dunlop Fort as official ball.
The winners in each group will gain Philta 200 points while the runners-up and the two other semifinalists will receive 150 and 100 points, respectively.