Carlos, Baulete lead charge

Macie Carlos and RovieBaulete hacked out victories in contrasting fashions to lead the charge of the fancied bets in the opener of the CebuanaLhuillier Girls’ Tennis Challenge Under-14 and U-16 qualifying tournaments at the Makati Sports Club recently.

Last year’s runner-up Carlos disposed of Corazon Lambonao, 6-2, 6-2, in the 14-U side while Baulete recovered from a second set defeat by dominating the super tiebreak, 6-4, 6-7(4), 10-2, in 16-U play.

In other 14-U results, Mica Emana overpowered TennielleMadis in the tiebreak, 6-2. 3-6, 10-0, while third ranked Tiffany Nocos upended No. 2 Julia Ignacio, 6-4, 6-1, in the Unified Tennis Philippines-sanctioned event, which serves as a qualifier for the Women’s Tennis Association Future Stars Finals in Singapore next month. (Manila Bulletin)