The favored players in the singles division of the Sun Palace Hotel Singles and Doubles Badminton Competition 2013 lived up to expectations after winning their Week 2 matches at the TSL Sports Complex.
In the men's A singles match last Friday, Ferdie Arago outclassed Mario Diola in three games, 21-14, 10-21, 21-15, while in the women's A singles, Angie Ito and Hannah Choi swept separate foes.
Choi, who has won several singles championships in various Northern Marianas Badminton Association-sanctioned tournaments, downed Lani Bartolome after only two games, 21-13, 21-16. Ito, who is Choi's perennial rival, also made short work of her opponent, topping Jen Savellano, 21-14, 21-18.
Choi and Ito recorded victories last Sunday and were joined on the winners list by Havika Farro and Mykki Caracut, Son Jae Ok, Deether Edralin, Chris Hilario and Brandon Talania, Puy Macario and Joseph Santos, Mhark Apolinar, Mario Diola and Joel Ortega, Edwin Maratas and Alvin Alvarez, Lani Santos and Loida Ito, Jen Savellano, Daniel Shang, Jordan Pangelinan, Panapa Peteru and Celso Agui, Marlyn Montano and Cheng Saturno, Dianne Francisco and Jenny Lee, and Saliya Rajapaksh and Oh Im Bog.
Peteru and Saturno recorded twin wins last Saturday. Peteru won his men's C singles match over Rommel Bartolome, 21-16, 8-21, 21-16, and then teamed up with Agui in slipping past K. Park and J. Che in the men's C doubles, 21-19, 16-21, 21-18. Saturno prevailed over teammate Montano in the women's B singles, 21-13, 18-21, 21-18 and the duo earlier won over Windy Fernandez and Annette Ta, 21-17, 21-6.
Montano and Saturno were victorious, too last Saturday, thwarting Jen Savellano and Chris Obaldo, 21-11, 21-18.
Also posting victories after only two games were Rajapaksh and Oh, Francisco and Jexler Caranto, Diola and Joel Ortega, Hilario and Talania, Maratas and Alvarez, Kevin Park, Jen Savellano and Janelle Pangelinan, Arago and Macoi Aguda, Dick Guintu and Agui, Fernandez and Ta, Jae Ok Son and Young Sik Kim, J.P. Nopia and Jordan Pangelinan, and Lani Bartolome and Marlene Peraja.
Peraja and Bartolome's win last Saturday was against the mother-and-daughter pair of Loida and Angie Ito, 21-13, 21-19, a follow-up of their 14-21, 21-20, 21-15 triumph against the same duo last Friday. Peraja and Bartolome then missed twin wins last Friday after falling to Alma Ortega and Hannah Choi, 20-21, 9-21. Ten other matches were played last Friday with six of them won after only two games.