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Thursday, August 21, 2014


SEVENTH seed Tiffany Nocos scored a double bagel against Ysabella Gian, 6-0, 6-0, to advance to the next round of the Girls 12-Under division of the 19th Gullas Cup at the Alta Vista Golf and Country Club.

Nocos will take on fifth seed Beatrix Paner, who drew a bye in the first round, in the next round.

Lyrah Repollo also advanced after beating Christine Lemorin, 6-0, 6-4, to arrange a match with Febbie Abayan. Abayan defeated Angela Laborte easily, 6-0, 6-2.

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In the other girls matches, ninth seed Thalia Suson blanked Noella Ramos in the second set for a 7-6, 6-0 win; Catherine Medrano beat Piteli Coderos, 6-1, 6-2; Shedel Gica routed Yuki Kobayashi, 6-4, 6-0; Pheri Coderos prevailed over Gorgia Cobcoban, 6-3, 6-2; and Desiree Dantes and Kyarella Cabahug won after their foes failed to show up.

Nocos will face Beatrix Paner in the next round, while Mendrano will play Suson. Gica will take on Ellaine Bahonsua and Dantes will face Anica Carl. Cabahug will face Ashley Balatero.

In the boys matches, Josh Vincent Ibarbia beat Louis Segarra, 5-7,6-4, 10-6, to advance to the next round; Elijah Garcia defeated Clarence Mabansag, 6-2, 6-0; John Tenepre beat Rafael Almaria, 6-3, 6-2; and K.R Cañete won via default. Joshua Torres also advanced after beating Kyle Remedio, 6-0, 6-1.

In the next round, Ibarbia will face off with Rupert Tortal, Torres takes on Gabriel Trazo, Tenepre will face Garcia and Cañete will face Vinz Alforque.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 22, 2014.

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