Ca­pado­cia sis­ters en­ter PCA Open quar­ter­fi­nals

Manila Times - - SPORTS - BY EMIL C. NOGUERA

SIS­TERS Mar­ian Jade Ca­pado­cia and Jella Ca­pado­cia crushed the tan­dem of Bianca Pica and Cheli Cruz, 6-1, 6-0, the 36th Philippine Columbian As­so­ci­a­tion (PCA) Open at the PCA in­door shell-clay courts in Paco, Manila. De­spite a near-per­fect match, pair out­lasted Aileen Ro­gan and the Ca­pado­cia sis­ters be­lieve there her Ja­panese part­ner Noriko Yais still room for im­prove­ment. mada, 7-6 (5), 6-3. “We’re used to play­ing to­geth­Clarice Pat­ri­mo­nio and Amerier, we know each other very well can Madi­son Kane proved to be but there’s still some room for a force to reck­oned with as they im­prove­ment. We need to limit blanked Gene Me­len­dez and and our er­rors in our next game,” said Mary San Jose, 6-0, 6-0. four-time ladies’ sin­gles champ The No. 2 tan­dem of Pat­ri­moMar­ian Jade. nio and Kane bat­tles Jed Aquino The Ca­pado­cia sib­lings and Jenni Di­zon in the quarmeet Tracy Lla­mas and Mela nie Faye Di­zon in the next by The Philippine Star, Asian round. The Lla­mas-Di­zon Traders Dun­lop, Strong­hold In- surance, Whirlpool/ Fu­ji­denzo, Head, United Auc­tion­eers, Pearl Gar­den Ho­tel, Babo­lat, Tyrecorp Inc. and PVL Res­tau­rant.

Aquino and Di­zon notched their seats in the next round at the ex­pense of An­gela Gomez at Bea Gomez, 6-2, 6-2.

Com­plet­ing the list of quar sin­gles cham­pion Bambi Zo­leta and Akiko De Guz­man, Monivic San­tos and Miles Vi­tal­iano who pre­vailed over Alexis McLean and An­nika Mal­lari ( 6- 3. 6- 0) and Ezra En­riquez and Bliss Bayk­ing (via walkover).

A to­tal of P500,000 cash prize is up for grabs in the tour­na­ment also sup­ported by Grace Foods Inc., Coca- Cola Philip­pines- FEMSA, Kraut Art Glass, Manuel Misa and Atty. An­to­nio Cabli­tas.

In the men’s dou­bles, the pow­er­house duo of Patrick John Tierro and Je­son Pa­trom­bon never gave the pair of Jerry Bern­aber and Mark Irvin Con­cep­cion a chance, 6- 0, 6- 0, while the equally- for­mi­da­ble tan­dem of Johnny Ar­cilla and Ronard Joven out­classed Arthur Sal­i­bio and Athan Are­jola, 6-1, 6-2.

Kim Saraza and Fritz Ver­dad also clinched their spot in the Ju­lian Dayrit and An­ton Pun­za­lan, 6-3, 6-4.

The ladies’ sin­gles com­pe­ti­tion take cen­ter stage again today as Pat­ri­mo­nio clashes with Princess Catindig, Mar­ian Jade against Khryshana Brazal and Krizelle Sam­pa­ton bat­tles Gia Gatchalian.

On the men’s side, Tierro, Pa­trom­bon and Ar­cilla try to stretch their win­ning ways against John Altiche, Betto Orendain and Argil Canizares.

Mar­ian Jade Ca­pado­cia

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