GARCIA SHOCKS CHINESE FOE
Matthew Garcia extracted a 7-5, 6-2 stunner over seventh seed Sida Zeng of China while Jose Antonio Tria downed Hong Kong’s Kyle Lok Yin Tang, 6-3, 62, at the start of the 2017 PhinmaPSC Juniors Tennis Championships Week 1 at Manila Polo Club in Forbes Park Wednesday.
The 14-year-old Garcia, son of former tennis star Dyan Castillejo, survived a tight first set duel with Zeng then sustained his form to march to the second round against Ryota Ishii of Japan, who routed Indonesian Jerall Yasin, 6-1, 6-0.
Tria, on the other hand, overpowered Tang and primed up against Taiwanese Chun Jui Kung.
Justin Suarez likewise advanced with a 6-1, 6-0 rout of Man San Chan of Hong Kong.