Gar­cia shocks chi­nese no. 7; tria, suarez gain

The Philippine Star - - SPORTS -

Matthew Gar­cia pulled off a shock 7-5, 6-2 vic­tory over sev­enth seed Sida Zeng of China while Jose An­to­nio Tria rolled past Hong Kong’s Kyle Lok Yin Tang, 6-3, 6-2, at the start of the 2017 Phinma-PSC Ju­niors Tennis Cham­pi­onships Week I at the Manila Polo Club in Forbes Park yes­ter­day.

Gar­cia, son of for­mer tennis star Dyan Castillejo, sur­vived a tight first set duel with Zeng, sav­ing four set points then sus­tain­ing his form to dom­i­nate the sec­ond frame as he moved into the sec­ond round against Ry­ota Ishii of Ja­pan, who beat Jer­all Yasin, 6-1, 6-0.

Tria, on the other hand, over­pow­ered Tang and fash­ioned out the lop­sided win, while Justin Suarez like­wise ad­vanced with an em­phatic 6-1, 6-0 rout of Man San Chan of Hong Kong in the Group 4 ITF boys’ 18-and-un­der cham­pi­onship spon­sored by Phinma and sanc­tioned by Philta.

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