Huey, Mendoza off to brisk start

Posted at 12/03/2012 4:28 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Fil-Am Treat Huey and Jurence Mendoza whisked off their respective rivals with relative ease to join the other fancied bets in the second round of the PCA Open Tennis Championships at the PCA course in Paco, Manila yesterday.

Huey, a veteran Davis Cupper, booted out Enrique Ferrer with a 6-2, 6-0 romp while the 16-year-old Mendoza overpowered John Altiche, 6-1, 6-3, in two of the only three men’s singles matches slated on the second day of action in the event presented by Cebuana Lhuillier.

Comebacking Kyle Dandan, a wildcard entry, beat Rolly Anasta, 6-0, 6-1, to join the tough field chasing the men’s singles crown in the event sponsored by Kia, Dunlop, Babolat, PCSO and PVL Restaurants.

They are all expected to figure in the later rounds of the event along with opening day winners Ruben Gonzales, Johnny Arcilla, Jeson Patrombon, Francis Casey Alcantara and top seed Fil-German Mark Sieber, who blanked Jarryd Manduriao, 6-0, 6-0.

Meanwhile, defending women’s singles champion Marian Jade Capadocia, seeded third here, starts her title-retention bid today against Monivic Santos.

Fourth seed Aileen Rogan battles Maria Dominique Ong, while fifth seed Alyssa Labay squares off with Sarah Jane Lim.