Top bets roll in Suarez Cup

Date Published: January 19, 2018

Top seed Patricia Velez and No. 2 Aileen Rogan rolled past their respective rivals in straight-set fashions while Johnny Arcilla and Jeson Patrombon also came away with a pair of lopsided victories in the first PPS-PEPP Fr. Fernando Suarez Cup at the Colegio San Agustin in Bulacan last Wednesday.

Velez trampled Ruth Demafelis, 6-3, 6-2, to arrange a quarterfinal clash with Mikaela Vicencio, who trounced Danielle Carranza, 6-3, 6-3, while Rogan eased past Mae Perez, 6-0, 6-2, for a duel with Alexi Santos, who overpowered Denise Bernardo, 6-1, 6-0, in women’s singles of the event held in honor of the healing priest and presented by Asiatraders Corp. with Slazenger and Dunlop as official balls.

In other results, third seed Miles Vitaliano crushed Jenaila Prulla, 6-3, 6-2, for a faceoff with Regina Santiago, who scored a walkover win over Macie Carlos, while fourth ranked Frances Santiago posted a 1-0 (ret.) win over Noriko Yamada to seal a quarters clash with Rafaella Villanueva, who thumped Anna Demyer, 6-1, 6-2.

Arcilla and Patrombon also stamped their class in the men’s singles of the event sponsored by Palawan Pawnshop headed by president/CEO Bobby Castro and sanctioned by the Unified Tennis Philippines with the former beating wild card Wilfred Bentillo, 6-1, 6-0, and the latter ripping Carlo Halili, 6-2 6-1.