DEFENDING champion Cenon ‘Bong’ Gonzales Jr. defeated Jake Martin in the semifinal round to reach the boys’ 18-under singles championship round of 15th Toby’s-Wilson Summer Tennis Festival recently at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center.
The top seed Gonzales will meet fourth seed Emmanuel Fuellas in the final round of the tournament supported by Toby’s Sports and Wilson, in cooperation with the Philippine Tennis Association (PHILTA), Equipe, AQ and Gatorade.
Fuellas outlasted second seed Jeremiah Macias 2-6, 6-1, 10-3, in the other semifinal round to meet Gonzales in the tournament attended by more than 300 participants nationwide.
In the girls’ 18-under semifinals results, Bettina Bautista outplayed Megan Reyes, 6-0, 6-1, to enter the final round and meet Jade Charito Capadocia. Capadocia defeated Blanche Lagrisola, 6-2, 6-2, in the other semifinal match.
Stefano Gurria blasted Angelo Saraza, 6-0, 6-4, to make it to the boys’ singles 16-and-under finals. Gurria meets RJ Virrey, who outplayed Ranz Javier, 6-1, 6-3, in the semifinal round.
In the girls’ 16-under singles semifinals, Francesca Marie Cruz swept Kaye Alcala, 6-4, 6-3, to advance in the final round and face Macie Carlos, who defeated Mikaela Vicencio, 1-6, 7-5, 10-6, in the other semifinal pairing.
Aljohn Talatayod whipped Karl Philip Miguel, 6-3, 6-0, in the boys’ 14-and-under singles semifinals, while Matthew Garcia blanked Michael Jay Fuentes, 6-0, 6-0, to arrange a title duel in the boys’ 14.
Macie Carlos walloped Adeline Abadia, 6-3, 6-0, in the semifinals to reach the girls’ 14-and-under singles finals. Marianne Matta rallied past Gab Zoleta, 1-6, 6-1, 11-9, in the other semifinal pairing to advance in the championship round and face Carlos.