ASIAN GAMES: Men's soft tennis team advances to quarters
ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 31, 2018 06:09 PM
A victory by the Philippine men's soft tennis team against Korea later on Friday would send the Nationals to the semifinals, while a loss would pit them against the Taiwanese in the round-of-eight on Saturday.
PALEMBANG — The Philippines swept its first two matches against Laos, 2-1, and Pakistan, 2-1, to assure itself of a quarterfinal slot in the men’s team event of the 18th Asian Games soft tennis competition at the Jakabaring Sports City Courts on Friday.
Relying on the troika Joseph Arcilla, younger brother of former national player Johnny Arcilla, and Mark Anthony Alcoseba and Noel Damian Jr., the Filipinos outclassed the Laotians and Pakistanis in Group A.
They played the Koreans later on Friday and a victory would send the Nationals to the semifinals, while a loss would pit them against the Taiwanese in the round-of-eight on Saturday.
The women’s squad, meanwhile, bowed out of the team event after absorbing identical 0-3 losses to China and Chinese-Taipei, respectively, in its group.