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Ramos, Bernal forge title duel

Roaquine Mari Ramos and Ryan Almario Bernal of MSI Jrs. downed their respective foes yesterday to set up a title duel in the boys’ singles under-9 Nationals of the MVP National Badminton Juniors Championships presented by Smart at the Powersmash in Makati City.

Ramos downed Batang Kuya Al’s Franz Joseph Masakayan, 21-10, 21-17, and San Pablo City’s Jasper Angeles Gubaton, 21-16, 21-13, to seal a title showdown with Bernal, who dumped Andren Pullon, Jr., 21-3, 21-10, and JLTC’s Jhon Michael Delima, 21-13, 21-14.

JLTC’s Chris Lorenz Manuel trounced Amahit Badminton’s Ron Ezekiel Zacarias, 21-16, 21-10, while Team ABR’s Wijel Angelo Albo edged DGS Lining-Bulacan’s Karl Raphael Contreras, 21-18, 19-21, 21-16, to forge a title duel in the boys’ singles U11 Nationals.

Whackers’ Kervin Llanes turned back teammate Johnyl Mialda, 20-22, 21-9, 21-16, and ABR’s Jewel Angelo Albo smashed Whackers’ Nestojan Carido Tapales, 21-14, 21-18, to barge into the finals of the boys’ singles U-15 Nationals.