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Belo gains semis slots in two age brackets.

John Michael Belo stormed the draws in two age brackets even as Marcus del Rosario and Nio Tria led the semifinal charge in the boys 14under bracket yesterday in the 26th Andrada Cup agegroup tennis championships at Rizal Memorial Tennis Center.

Belo stunned second seed Edgardo Angara, 64, 64, to barge into the semis of the boys 12under. He also rocked the 10under unisex division when he defeated Simoune Ysmael Firma, 60, 61, to also make the semis.

Belo, who earlier upset second seed Jose Thomas Bernardo (63, 61) also in the 10under unisex, will battle Prince Patrick Salvacion, who overcame Lance Fernandez, 60, 16, (1210).

Top seed Marc Andrei Jarata drubbed Joshua Diva, 60, 60, to also make the semis against Riley Matheu Banaag, who eliminated Kidlat Estogero, 60, 62.

In the boys 12under, Belo will next face fourth seed Rafael Liangco, who made it with a 61, 60 triumph over Bernardo.

John Bryan Otico, top seed in boys 18under and 16under, booked semifinal tickets in both divisions.

He defeated Lordrens Pacheco, 64, 75, to advance in 18under, and Jake Martin, 61, 75, to progress in 16under of the meet sponsored by the PSC, Altamar Shipping, TruFlex and Thaddeus Sporting Goods.

Otico is waiting for the winner between fourth seed Justin Suarez and Manuel Balce III, who are still locked in battle in 16under. He will face either Cenon Gonzales Jr., and John Israel Sanga also still playing in 18under quarterfinals at press time.

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Publication:Philippines Daily Inquirer (Makati City, Philippines)
Date:Jan 8, 2015
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