Top seed Carlyn Bless Guarde prevailed over Cindy Nuguit, 6-2, 6-2, on Wednesday to reach the girls' 16-under semifinals in the Philippine Sports Commission-Philippine Tennis Association (PSC-Philta) Age Group Championships at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center.
Guarde's victory set her up against Gaby Zoleta, who eliminated third seed Blanche Lagrisola, 6-3, 6-3.
Second pick Jeniffer Pagente and fourth seed Macie Carlos downed separate rivals to arrange a semifinal encounter in the season-ending tournament of Philta.
Pagente won over Frenchesca Elise Cruz, 6-2, 6-1, while Carlos outplayed Patricia Lim, 6-4, 6-3.
Guarde and Pagente also booked semifinal berths in the 18-under category.
Guarde walked over Rica Mae Ombre while Pagente survived Gia Sagandoy, 6-4, 3-6, 10-8.
In the boys' 18-under division, top seed Janus Ringia stamped his class over Marco Ayala, 6-1, 6-1, to advance in the quarterfinal round along with second seed Gabrial Tiamson, third seed Jeremiah Macias III, fourth seed Emmanuel Fuellas, Dawson Jean Ormoc, Vincent Alanis and Matthew Garcia.
Tiamson defeated Joshua Molino, 6-1, 6-0; Macias rallied past Jules Lazaro, 4-6, 6-2, 10-6; Fuellas demolished Dano Mink, 6-0, 6-0; Ormoc downed Izaak Virtucio, 6-2, 6-1; Alanis beat Kurt Molina, 6-1, 6-3; and Garcia won by default over Jake Martin.
Fifth seed Jed Labasano advanced to the quarterfinals via double default.
Source: Philippines News Agency