Alcantara, partner advance

Francis Casey Alcantara got a good warm-up for his singles preparation as he and Indonesian partner David Susanto downed their rivals to advance to the doubles quarterfinals in the Indonesia F6 Futures tournament in Jakarta.

Alcantara and Susanto battled back from a listless start to beat the Indonesian pair of Iswandaru Kusumo Putro and Haekal Ramadhan, 3-6, 6-1, 10-4.

The duo, who made 79 percent of their first serves compared to their rivals’ 49 percent, will face the winner between Indonesians Fitriadi Rifqhi and Arief Rahman, and Indonesian wildcard bets Ekky Hamzah and Panji Setiawan.

Alcantara was playing against Taiwanese qualifier Meng Cing-Yang in the singles at presstime.