Over 40 pairs join Tan Holdings Open
Tag: Hannah Choi, Jeff Riman, Loyda Ito, Roger Vales
The Tan Holdings Open 2014 Badminton Tournament kicked off last weekend with matches in the men’s and women’s doubles, and mixed doubles played at the TSL Sports Complex.
This is the third edition of the annual badminton tournament with more than 40 pairs slugging it out for the division titles at stake.
The pair of Leo Su and Camille Samonte-Bocago moved closer to claiming a spot in the next round after winning their games in the mixed doubles B division. Su and Samonte-Bocago downed the tandem of Jeff Riman and Cheng Zingapan, 20-21, 21-19, 21-20, a fitting follow-up to their 21-11, 21-18 demolition of Jorge Olanda and Marylyn Montano.
Olanda and Montano were eliminated in the mixed doubles B after dropping a 21-20, 21-18 match against Roger Vales and Loyda Ito. Montano bounced back in the mixed doubles 40-up class, as she teamed up with Edwin Montoya in nailing back-to-back victories. Montano and Montoya bested the husband-and-wife tandem of Jojo and Merlie Savellano, 16-21, 21-17, 21-14, then moved closer to earning a spot to the next round with a 21-8, 21-8 thrashing of the Vales-Annette Ta pairing.
In other early results, Tae Ho Kim and Loyda Ito downed Eydie Uy and Lucelle Lampera in the mixed doubles 40-over division, 21-8, 21-16, while Janelle Pangelinan and Janine Savellano defeated Mae Ito and Havika Farro, 21-13, 21-18, in the women’s doubles A.
Hannah Choi and Rowena Sison also booked their first win in the women’s doubles A with a 20-21, 21-10, 21-10 triumph over the Loyda Ito-Ana Alvarez duo.
Patirck Fernandez and Baby Banadera scored an easy 21-7, 21-11 decision against Anthony Fernandez and Joy Yumul in the mixed C, while Jeung Min and Dianne Francisco defeated the mother-son tandem of Alma and A.J. Ortega, 21-13, 21-15, in the mixed B.
Cris Hilario and Aries Dimaunahan downed Montoya and Joel Ortega in the men’s doubles B, 21-20, 21-18, while Francisco teamed up with Alma Ortega in completing a 21-8, 21-9 thrashing of Nicole Malasarte and Farro in the women’s doubles B.
Other results of the weekend games will be reported later this week.