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Clarice and Christine Patrimonio blasted their respective rivals to stay on title collision course even as top seed Johnny Arcilla and No. 2 PJ Tierro also rolled into the men’s singles semis in the PPS-PEPP Brookside Open at the Brookside Hills Tennis Club in Cainta yesterday.
The top seeded Clarice crushed Khrizelle Sampaton, 6-0, 6-0, to set a Final Four duel with No. 4 Rachelle de Guzman, who trounced Nicole Eugenio 6-2, 6-1; while the No. 2 Christine overpowered Melanie Dizon, 6-2, 6-1, to arrange a semis faceoff with unranked Chloe Saraza, who upended third seed Miles Vitaliao, 6-2, 6-0, in the event hosted by BHTC president Allan del Castillo.
Arcilla recovered from a second set foldup with an imposing third set win over Marc Reyes, 6-1, 6-7(4), 6-1, to seal a semis clash with former tormentor Leander Lazaro, who whipped wild card Diego Dalisay, 6-1, 6-4.
Tierro also needed an extra set to repulse Jet Asilo, 6-1, 3-6, 6-2, for a duel with No. 5 Ronard Joven, who downed fourth ranked Fritz Verdad, 6-1, 6-3, to stay in the title hunt in the P300,000 event.