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    Santiago downs Um to set up match vs Iglupas

    Jan 2, 2013

    FRANCES Angela Santiago defeated Samantha Um, 6-3, 7-6 (2), to set up a second-round match with fifth seed Khim Iglupas, who drew a first-round bye along with the other seeded bets in the girls’ 16-and-under class of the 24th Andrada Cup tennis tournament on Wednesday at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Courts.

    No. 1 Roxanne Resma, second seed Maia Balce, No. 3 Nicole Amistad and fourth-ranked Isabelle Orteza were given first-round byes.

    Chloe Mae Saraza and Monica Therese Cruz also advanced without breaking a sweat, with walkover wins against Ysay Jardelesa and Kathrine Manuela, respectively. Their matches on Friday are expected to be tough, however, as Saraza takes on No. 6 Ma. Dominique Ong and Cruz battles top seed Resma.

    In the boys’ 18-and-under, Joseph Michael Abellanosa defeated Ivan Lazaro, 6-4, 6-3, Vincent Alanis trounced Edward Choy, 6-3, 6-1, and Jose Nicholas Cano turned back Marc Agner, 7-6 (4), 6-1.

    Devie Pearl Patoc subdued Julia Mae Co, 7-5, 6-3, Patricia Corporal dominated Nadine Ramirez, 6-1, 6-0, and Megan Reyes overpowered Maria Patricia Lim, 6-2, 6-0, in the girls’ 12-and-under division of the ranking tournament held in honor of Philippine sports commissioner Buddy Andrada.

    Lorenzo Suares downed Marvin Espina, 6-3, 6-0, and Jules Lazaro beat Adam Sujica, 6-1, 6-0, in the boys’ 12-and-under class, while Miguel Buenaventura toppled Joseph Gadon, 6-3, 6-3, in the boys’ 14-and-under category.

    Rainier Angelo Selmar beat Justin Maneja, 6-3, 6-0, and Rafael Tomblin outclassed Cristine Joy Bautista, 6-0, 6-1, in the 10-unisex side of the event sponsored by Dunlop Fort All Court Balls, Philippine Sports Commission, First Solid Group, St. Luke’s Medical Center and Sagip Bayan Foundation.

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    Julius Cesar Gonzales whipped Kryshana Brazal, 6-1, 6-1, Thomas Bernardo downed Edgardo Angara, 6-3, 6-3,  and Jan Harold Trillanes repulsed Angelo Aparte in a thrilling 7-5, 7-5 win.

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