The string of wins came after Edralin dropped his opener in the men’s singles B division, losing to Ezekiel Macario in Day 2 of Week 1 of the competition being played at the TSL Sports Complex. The youth player quickly regained his form last Friday, sweeping Celso Agui, 21-14, 21-14. The following day, he was paired against Joel Ortega and survived the latter in three games, 21-15, 16-21, 21-15. Then last Sunday Edralin extended his streak to four after notching two more wins. He had another tough win against Jeff Riman in the first set of matches last Sunday, 21-14, 20-21, 21-16, and also took three games to thwart Kevin Young Son, 18-21, 21-18, 21-16.
Two other singles matches kicked off the action last Sunday with Macoi Aguda and Sam Jones winning their respective men’s A division matches. Aguda downed Gary Bandoja, 21-17, 21-15, while Jones slipped past doubles teammate Glenn Bluutjens, 19-21, 21-16, 21-16.
In other results in the singles matches last Sunday, Hannah Choi beat Lani Bartolome in the women’s A 21-13, 21-10; Ferdia Arago topped Bandoja in the men’s A, 21-10, 21-18; and Raphael Zapanta, Jeremy Montenejo, Son, and Marc Mora won via defaults.
In the mixed doubles B, Cris Hilario and Windy Fernandez defeated Panapa Peteru and Emily Vargas in 21-8, 21-15; Oh Im Bog and Dianne Francisco edged Jun Lee and Rowena Sison, 19-21, 21-15, 21-14; and Vic Regis and Cheng Saturno won via default over Roger Vales and Heo In Seok. In the mixed doubles A, Bluutjens and Alma Ortega dominated Aguda and Toshiko Obata, 21-18, 21-11.
Obata also played last Saturday in the women’s singles B and triumphed over Sison, 21-14, 21-10, while other singles winners that day were Tae Ho Kim, Tommy Kim, Edwin Montoya, Sato San, Roxe Lazaro, A.J. Ortega, Riman, and Bartolome. In the mixed doubles B, Eydie Uy and Merlie Savellano prevailed against Mora and Patricia Abantao, 21-14, 21-8.