Carlos keeps lead » Manila Bulletin Sports

Manila Bulletin Philippines

Breaking News from the Nation's leading newspaper


Online Newspaper

Showbiz and Celebrity News

Sports News

World News
News Asia

Carlos keeps lead

Maneja surprises Baulete


Macie Carlos came away with two more victories in emphatic fashions to stay on top of the 14-and-under division while Justine Maneja stunned top seed Rovie Baulete to stir up play in the 16-U class of the Cebuana Lhuillier Girls’ Tennis Challenge Under-14 and U-16 qualifying tournaments at the Makati Sports Club over the weekend.

Carlos, who ripped Corazon Lambonao, 6-2, 6-2, in the opener romped past Tennielle Madis and Mica Emana via similar 6-1, 6-1 victories to roll into the crossover semifinals.

Maneja, meanwhile, rode on the momentum of her victories over Shedel Gica, 6-3, 6-0, and Anna De Myer, 6-0, 6-2, as she surprised Baulete, 6-3, 7-6(3), to claim the top spot in Group I in their side of the event sponsored by Malayan Insurance, Dunlop and Makati Sports Club.

“The games brought out the best among the best and I am looking forward to fiery matches in the finals,” said Cebuana Lhuillier president/CEO and UTP founder Jean Henri Lhuillier.

Baulete earlier foiled De Myer, 6-4, 7-6(4), 10-2, and outlasted Gica, 6-1, 7-6(3), but struggled in the face of Maneja’s superb all-around game. Emana also posted a pair of victories over Madis, 6-2, 3-6, 11-9; and Lambonao, 6-3, 6-0, before yielding to Carlos.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Related Posts