Lim, Alcala trounce rivals in PBaRS tilt

Cassandra Lim and Markie Alcala rolled past their rivals in straight sets to
barge into the Last 16 stage of their respective divisions in the MVP Sports
Foundation-Bingo Bonanza Philippine Badminton Ranking System (PBaRS)
tournament which got under way Wednesday at the Pohang Badminton Courts in
Bacolod City.
Lim, playing out of Escoses Training Camp, whipped Jade Tan, 21-4, 21-10, to
arrange a clash with Flo Lamigo of La Salle, who dominated Michelle Cua, 21-8,
21-11, in their own side of the duel in the Under-19 girls singles.
Alcala, on the other hand, fashioned out a 21-16, 21-11 victory over Karl
Ganaden of Zambales Warriors to advance in the Under-15 boys singles which he
ruled in the inaugural staging of the circuit at PowerSmash last March.Alcala,
who fell short of his bid in the U-19 class of the event put up by Vice
President Jejomar Binay, Rep. Albee Benitez and businessman-sportsman Manny
Pangilinan, will next face Vincent Manuel, who defeated William Cervante, 21-14,
Others who advanced were Patrick Gecosala, who repulsed Ryan Dizer, 21-12,
24-22; Gabriel Vargas, thwarted Fides Bagasbas, 21-15, 21-19; Frell Gabuelo, who
whisked off Paolo Gonzales, 21-11, 21-13; and Glenn Lopez, who routed Ronald
Ongcuanco, 21-6, 21-8.
Joining Lim and Lamigo in the girls U-19 cast were Athea Osorio, Mary Chua, Ana
Barredo, Elisha Ongcuanco, Desiree Buiza, Danica Pelegrino, Angelica Muyrong,
Selina Sandiego and Dia Magno.
Osorio beat Pamela Lim, 21-14, 21-15; Chua dominated Marie Go, 21-13, 21-9;
Barredo defeated Sylvia Layson, 21-10, 21-15; Ongcuanco prevailed over Nicole
Esteban, 21-15, 21-14; Buiza outlasted Danielle Escobar, 21-17, 17-21, 21-14;
Pelegrino rapped Danica Llamas, 21-10, 21-6; Muyrong won over Rachelle Dizer,
21-11, 21-11; Sandiego toppled Mary Anne Maranon, 21-18, 21-15; and Magno held
off Carmela Zamora, 21-13, 21-17.
Defending champion Joper Escueta posted his second straight win in the boys U-19
as he ripped Aaron Malata, 21-1, 21-6, to set a third round duel with Lorenzo
Leonardo, who bounced back from an opening set setback to beat Clarence Filart,
14-21, 21-14, 21-18.
Kevin Cudiamat also reached the Last 16 with a 21-8, 21-6 demolition of Paolo
Infante for a third round showdown with Christian Sison, who foiled Alcala’s
upset bid with a 17-21, 21-16, 21-16 decision.
Other events on tap in the weeklong tournament, backed by PLDT-Smart Foundation,
Victor PCOME Industrial Sales, Gatorade and Powersmash with The Philippine STAR,
TV5, Badminton Extreme Philippines Magazine, Jam 88.3, Wave 89.1, Magic 89.9,
99.5 RT and 103.5 WOW! as media partners, are the ladies singles and boys and
ladies doubles and mixed singles in the Open and U-15 divisions.PR


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