AJ Lim leads Filipino netters vying for spots in main draw of ATP Challenger Tour Manila event

TOP junior netter AJ Lim leads the Filipinos who will see action in the qualifier of the ATP Challenger Manila, Philippines tournament starting on Friday at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center.

The 16-year-old Lim, ranked 12th in the International Tennis Federation world junior rankings, will try to gain a slot in the main draw of the $75,000 tournament set January 18 to 24.

Also expected to seek berths in the Challenger tournament made possible by tennis supporter Jean Henri Lhuillier are Davis Cuppers Ruben Gonzales, Francis Casey Alcantara, Jeson Patrombon, Johnny Arcilla, and PJ Tierro.

Headlining the main draw are Luka Vanni of Italy, the highest rated netter in the tournament at 104, and Mikhail Youzhny of Russia, a former top 10 player in the world.

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