Baran advances in PSC-Philta Bacolod leg


SECOND seed Karl Baran bashed Carlo Placencia, 6-1, 6-3, to enter the quarterfinals of the boys’ 14-under singles class of the 2013 Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) -Philippine Tennis Association (Philta) Visayas Junior Tennis Championship on Saturday at the Montevista tennis courts in Bacolod City.

Baran will meet Jerome Gavitoya, who won via walkover against Edyrc Binuya in the second round.

Reynan Mahusay also advanced in the quarterfinals of the boys’ 14-under singles division after beating Rolando Preston, 6-2, 6-1. He will face Joshua Martin Saravia that beat Enrico Gonzaga in the second round.

Meanwhile, Erika Sevilla trounced Tracy Llamas, 6-1, 6-3, to clinch a quarterfinals spot in the girls’ 14-under class. She will next battle Keziah Mae Miranda, who outlasted Cheska Ynson, 4-6, 6-2, 10-4.

Amor Decendario ripped Valerie Desoyo, 6-1, 6-0, to face Yashe Mae Rivera in the girls’ 14-under quarterfinals. Rivera won via walkover against Nicole Tiangson.

Josef T. Ramos


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