TOP SEEDS John Bryan Otico and Chrislyn Colleen Sioson got through with impressive wins to march into the semifinals of their respective divisions Wednesday in the 26th Andrada Cup age-group tennis championships at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center.
Otico overcame a hard-fighting Lordrens Pacheco, 6-4, 7-5, to book advance in the Final Four of the premier boys 18-under category. He is also through the 16-under semis where he is also the top pick after a 6-1, 7-5 victory over Jake Martin.
Fifteen-year-old Sioson, who hails from Bataan, meanwhile drubbed Blanche Lagrisola, 6-2, 6-1, to make the girls 16-under final four. She will dispute one of the final slots against Frances Santiago, a 6-0, 6-1 winner over Bettina Gabriel Bautista.
Second seed Monica Therese Cruz walked over Miles Vitaliano to also advance in the semis.
Otico will wait for the winner between fourth seed Cenon Gonzales Jr., and John Israel Sanga in the event sponsored by the Philippine Sports Commission, Altamar Shipping, Tru-Flex, and Thaddeus Sporting Goods.
Third seed Chris Justine Prulla destroyed fifth seed Jeremiah Macias, 6-1, 6-1, to progress in the boys 18-under against Jerome Silva who routed King Golfo, 6-1, 6-0.
John Michael Belo continued his upset victories when he shocked second seed Edgardo Angara, 6-4, 6-4, to make the semis of the boys 12-under.
Belo also stirred the draw in the 10-under unisex when he stopped Simoune Ysmael Firma, 6-0, 6-1, to make the Final Four. He earlier blasted second seed Jose Thomas Bernardo (6-3, 6-1).
Belo will take on fourth seed Rafael Liangco who barged into the 12-under semis with a 6-1, 6-0 triumph over Bernardo. Top seed Miguel Luis Vicencio downed Abraham Marquez, 6-2, 6-0, to set up a semis match against third seed Marc Andrei Jarata, who ripped Patrick Daniel Abis, 6-0, 6-0.
Jarata, top seed in the 10-under unisex, handily defeated Joshua Diva, 6-0, 6-0, to arrange a semis duel against Riley Matheu Banaag who ousted Kidlat Estogero, 6-0, 6-2.
Belo will face in the 10-under unisex semis Prince Patrick Salvacion, who endured the challenge of Lance Fernandez, 6-0, 1-6, (12-10).
In the boys 14-under, the top four seeds played through the draw to advance to the semis.
Top seed Marcus Del Rosario overwhelmed fifth seed Tim Gumban, 6-1, 6-0, to enter the next round against third seed Jed Justin Labasano, who outlasted Jonas Silva, 6-1, 6-4.
Second seed Nio Tria outlasted Alexander Bulilan, 6-2, 6-7 (7-5), (10-7), to face fourth pick Aljohn Talatayod who drubbed Jeromie Ignacio, 6-1, 6-3.