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Cano, Orendain seal Olivarez Cup semis tiff

The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - Top seed Andrew Cano overwhelmed Nicholas Cano, 6-3, 6-2, while No. 3 Betto Orendain scored a walkover win over Claudio Canlas to set up a semifinal clash in the third Olivarez Cup Age Group 2013 at the Olivarez Sports Center in Sucat over the weekend.

No. 4 Vernon Huivonhua pulled off a thrilling 7-5, 4-6, 10-6 win over Ralph Antonio to join Cano and Orendain in the Final Four of the boys’ premier 18-and-under division of the event presented by Palawan Pawnshop and held in honor of former Parañaque mayor Dr. Pablo Olivarez.

Eric Olivarez essayed a pair of straight-set wins to reach the semis of the 16-and-under class, beating Mariano Besas, 6-2, 6-0, and Julian Dayrit, 6-1, 6-1. He will next face Jerome Romualdez, who bested Joseph Cano, 6-1, 6-0, in the other quarterfinal match.

Young Michael Eala stunned fourth seed Sohaimen Mama, 6-2, 6-0, to join the big guns in the quarterfinal round of the 14-and-under category of the event sponsored by Dunlop Sports, Stronghold Insurance, Fed-ex Air21 and Olivarez Sports Center.

Others who advanced were No. 1 Jan Seno, second seed Emmanuel Vacalares, No. 3 Cenon Gonzales, fifth ranked Emmanuel Fuelas, No. 6 Jacob Martin, No. 7 Gabriel Tiamson, and eighth seed Mimo Tomacruz.

In the girls’ 18-and-under, Ma. Angela Sunga dominated Stefi del Rosario, 6-1, 6-2, to set up quarters duel with top seed Roxanne Resma, who with No. 2 Katrina Orteza and third ranked Isabella drew a first round bye.

Nicole Amistada, meanwhile, scored a walkover win over Andie Villarosa for a Last 8 showdown with Orteza, so did Khim Iglupas, who won by default over Therese Capinpin to arrange a face-off with Jana Hernandez, who survived Ma. Dominique Ong, 6-2, 3-6, 10-7.

Isabella Mendoza romped off with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Alexis Bangayan but will have her hands full against Orteza in the quarters being played at presstime late yesterday.

 

ALEXIS BANGAYAN

ANDIE VILLAROSA

ANDREW CANO

ANGELA SUNGA

BETTO ORENDAIN

CANO AND ORENDAIN

CENON GONZALES

CLAUDIO CANLAS

DOMINIQUE ONG

DR. PABLO OLIVAREZ

OLIVAREZ SPORTS CENTER

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