Guam – Quick, tough net play separated the winning teams from those eliminated in 2012 Quality Cup tennis tournament doubles action at the Hilton Guam Resort & Spa tennis courts.
No. 4 seeded David John and partner Landon Nadler needed just about an hour to dispatch junior opponents Calvin Gaston and Romel Elizaga, 6-2, 6-0 in a Men’s 4.0 doubles match.
The next court over was vacated in similar time. No. 4 Sam Lai and Jimmy Tsang shut out the father-son duo of Jose and Jeremiah Gallego, 6-0, 6-0 for a quarterfinal berth in the Men’s 4.5 doubles division.
Pete Cepeda and partner Jeff Bristol pick up win No. 1 in the round robin format of the Men’s 55+ doubles division. Cepeda and Bristol defeated Jan Rudolph and Bob Schlub, 6-1, 6-3, and will have a chance to win the division against Ricardo Estella and Rick Ninete at 8 a.m. Sunday at the Hilton.
In the women’s division, juniors Tess Suh and partner Ira Triz Cubi advanced in the draw after dispatching Charlene Catunao and Leilani Uncangco 6-2, 6-1. Suh and Cubi will next face No. 3 Angella Chang and Christina Song at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Rick Ninete Tennis Center in Hagatna for a place in the quarterfinals of the Women’s 2.0 doubles division.
[Tess Suh powers in a forehand return as partner Ira Triz Cubi looks on in a Women’s 2.0 doubles match against Charlene Catunao and Leilani Uncangco]
Quality Cup tennis action continues Saturday at the Hilton, the Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort tennis courts and RNTC. The division draws and match schedules are posted at all three locations.