Defending champions Johnny Arcilla and Ronard Joven cruised to a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Alex and Jules Lazaro on Tuesday to advance to the third round of the men’s doubles competition in the 39th Philippine Columbian Association (PCA) Open Tennis Championships at the PCA indoor shell court in Plaza Dilao, Paco, Manila.
The match was held at the 39th Philippine Columbian Association (PCA) Open Tennis Championships.
Following their victory over Jackey Mirabueno and Vince Serino, qualifiers Jude Padao and Harvey Gilbuena will be Arcilla and Joven’s next opponents. They won their match by a score of 6-2 and 6-4.
Other pairs that advanced to the next round include the second-seeded duo of Leander Lazaro and Fritz Verdad, the eighth-seeded duo of Jose Antonio Tria and Bryan Saarenas, and the unseeded duo of Edilberto Anasta and Jeson Patrombon.
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In order to move on to the next round, Lazaro and Verdad had to win their match against Jose Bernardo and Mateo Victor Rivas by a score of 6-2 and 6-0. Their next opponents will be John Renest Sonsona and Jordan Cimafranca, who won by a walkover over Sebastian Santos and Symon Jaculan.
In order to set up a third round matchup with qualifiers Richard Bautista and John Steven Sansona, Tria and Saarenas defeated Abdulquohar Allian and Argil Lance Canizares by scores of 6-3 and 6-2, respectively. Bautista and Sansona had previously defeated Jeleardo Amazona and Christian Fel Lopez by scores of 6-4 and 6-3.
Anasta and Patrombon defeated Marc and Wilmer Sabas with a score of 6-0 and 6-1 to move on to the next round. They will now face John Tomacruz and Franklin Encarnacion, who prevailed over Matthew Crisosto and Maraphael Teng with a score of 6-0 and 6-4.
This year in the Palawan Pawnshop Men’s Open, Anasta won five of the available doubles titles, including four of them alongside Patrombon. His other championship was won alongside John Altiche at Tagum, which is located in Davao del Norte.
Other winners included qualifiers Alexis Acabao and Erik Tangub, who defeated Gab Bandoquillo and Feb Deja 6-2, 7-5; Heinz Asian Carbonilla and Lajon Gonzaga, who defeated Kyle Parpan and Jonah Cano 7-5, 7-6; Alberto Villamor and Rash Manatad Jr., who defeated Andrei Cagmat and Elvin Geluz 6-4, 6-0; Norman Enriquez and Jose Marie Pague, who defeated Al Francis Andrade and R
Meanwhile, in the first round of the women’s doubles competition, top seeds Marian Capadocia and Angeline Alcala defeated qualifiers Danna Abad and Rovie Baulete by scores of 6-2 and 7-5; Jenaila Rose Prulla and Makeliah Nepomuceno defeated Joshea Malazarte and Jesha Mae Cervantes by scores of 7-6 and 7-6; and Elizabeth Abarquez and Alexa Joy Milliam defeated Rina Can
The winner of the men’s singles competition will be awarded PHP 200,000, and the winner of the women’s singles competition will get PHP100,000. The men’s doubles competition has prizes at PHP70,000, and the women’s doubles competition has prizes worth PHP35,000.
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