TOP seed Janus Ringia and No. 2 Michael Eala set up a duel for the boys’ 12-and-under crown after sweeping their semis opponents on Saturday in the 24th Andrada Cup tennis tournament at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Courts.
Ringia defeated No. 3 Marcus del Rosario, 6-2, 6-3, and Eala beat No. 4 Mark Alfred Directo, 6-0, 6-2, to advance to the finals.
Alexandra Eala edged second seed Jan Harold Trillanes, 4-6, 6-3 (10-8), to advance to the 10-under unisex division final against top seed Diego Dayrit, who overpowered unranked Alfmed Doloroso, 6-0, 6-0.
In the girls’ 16-and-under category, third seed Nicole Amistad survived a big scare from unseeded Chloe Mae Saraza, escaping with a tough 7-5, 6-2 (11-9) victory to move into the semis against top seed Roxanne Resma, who blanked Angelica Mosqueda, 6-0, 6-0. Second seed Maia Balce also cruised to the semifinals with a 6-3, 6-0 rout of Jade Capadocia.
Girls’ 12-and-under top seed Carlyn Bless Guarde beat No. 3 Blanche Lagrisola 6-4, 6-1 to arrange a title match with fifth seed Mikaela Vicencio, who stopped No. 7 Gia Sagandoy, 2-6, 6-4 (11-9).
No. 4 Andrew Cano dominated Alfonso Opulencia, 6-1, 6-0, while unranked Joachim Samson upended No. 7 Betto Orendain, 6-3, 6-2, to enter the semis of the centerpiece boys’ 18-and-under class.
In the girls’ premier 18-and-under category, top seed Roxanne Resma won 6-1, 6-1 over Khim Iglupas to reach the semifinals.
No. 6 Jeleardo Amazona pulled off a 6-1, 5-7 (13-11) upset win over second seed Dave Mosqueda to advance to the semis of the boys’ 16-and-under class against third seed Eric Olivarez Jr., who repulsed No. 5 Mikko Ringia, 6-4, 3-6 (10-7).
Top seed Marcen Gonzales beat unseeded Lenard Cheng, 7-6 (4), 6-2, to arrange a semis duel with No. 4 Stefan Suarez, who turned back No. 8 Fel Lopez, 6-4, 6-3, in the tournament sanctioned by the Philippine Tennis Association and held in honor of Philippine sports commissioner Buddy Andrada.
No. 7 Monica Therese Cruz stunned top seed Rafaela Villanueva, 6-3, 6-1, to reach the semis of the girls’ 14-and-under class together with unfancied Angelica Mosqueda, who defeated Gia Sagandoy, 6-1, 6-4, in the event sponsored by Dunlop Fort All Court Balls, Philippine Sports Commission, First Solid Group, St. Luke’s Medical Center and Sagip Bayan Foundation.