Lhuillier siblings stamp class in 2012 Philta-Palawan Age-Group

Siblings Sebastien and Stephan Lhuillier made their presence felt in the 2012 Philta-Palawan Pawnshop Regional Age-Group Championships presented by Babolat being held at the Enverga Tennis Court in Lucena City.

Sebastien displayed superb court coverage to score an impressive 6-3, 6-1 win over Amelie Mata and reached the 10-under unisex semifinals of the tournament sanctioned by the Philippine Lawn Tennis Association (Philta).

Sebastien is expected to have his hands full as he goes up against top seed Sebastian Santos, who also nailed an easy 6-0, 6-1 victory over Ron Joash Amper.

Stephan, on the other hand, marched into the next round after blanking Jerome Ignacio, 6-0, 6-0.

He arranged a quarterfinal duel with second seed Marcus del Rosario, who won by default over John Edzel Millares.

In other results, Romnee Kyle Joseph, Elison Miles Bingcang, Christian San Andres and Vernon Huibonhua claimed their semis seats in the boys’ 18-under so as Rachelle de Guzman, Ingrid Mariz Gonzales, Johanna Capinpin and Alexie Santos in the girls’ 18-under.

Joseph beat Ivan Gonzales, 6-3, 6-2; Bingcang defeated Edmar Adormeo, 6-3, 6-4; San Andres thumped Prince Salvacion, 6-1, 6-0; Huibonhua trounced Jed Panghulan, 3-6, 6-4, 10-3; and de Guzman won by default over Ysay Jerdeleza; Gonzales survived Kim Aquino, 7-5, 4-6, 10-8; Capinpin won by default over Alyssa Magaling; and Santos shocked Maribell Bangayan, 6-2, 6-0.

All winners in the 10-under, 12-under and 14-under will represent the country in some International Tennis Federation tournaments in Japan, Hong Kong , Malaysia and South Korea with all expenses will be shouldered by Palawan Pawnshop.


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