Pagente eyes nat'l
junior tennis crown
Mindanao pride Gennifer Pagente stayed on course to winning her second straight double championships after reaching the semifinal round of the girls' 18-under and 16-under divisions yesterday in the 28th Andrada Cup Junior Tennis Championships at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center.
Seeded first in both divisions, Pagente of Cagayan de Oro City blasted Lila Salvacion, 6-0, 6-0, to arrange a semifinal meeting with Rafa Villanueva in the 18-under class. She won over No. 8 Justine Maneja, 6-4, 6-1, to advance against No. 3 Micaella Vicencio in the 16-under category.
In the boys' 18-under division, South Cotabato's Janus Ringia outplayed Jules Lazaro, 6-2, 2-6, 12-0, to set up a semis duel with No. 7 Jake Martin, who scored a 7-6 (2), 6-3 upset win over No. 3 Gabriel Tiamson.