Santiago advances in Andrada-A A +A
Thursday, January 3, 2013
FRANCES Angela Santiago hung tough in the second set to hack out a 6-3, 7-6(2) victory over Samantha Um while Chloe Mae Saraza and Monica Therese Cruz scored walkover wins at the start of the 24th Andrada Cup tennis tournament at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Courts yesterday.
Santiago took control early with her baseline game but had to toughen up in the second frame to complete the straight-set win and set up a second round duel with fifth seed Khim Iglupas, who drew a first-round bye along with the other seeded bets in the Girls’ 16-and-under class, including No. 1 Roxanne Resma, second seed Maia Balce, No. 3 Nicole Amistad and fourth-ranked Isabelle Orteza.
Cruz and Saraza, meanwhile, hope to buck the odds when they resume their campaign after default wins over Ysay Jardelesa and Kathrine Manuela, respectively. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on January 03, 2013.