Dalisay, Asilo pull off shockers

Published March 30, 2017, 7:26 PM

by manilabulletin_admin

Wild card Diego Dalisay and unranked Jet Justin Asilo stunned their respective seeded rivals and barged into the quarterfinal round of the PPS-PEPP Brookside Open at the Brookside Hills Tennis Club in Cainta yesterday.

The 17-year-old Dalisay from Spain hung tough in the first set then dominated the seventh-ranked Rolando Ruel Jr. in the next to fashion out a 6-4, 6-2 win while Asilo bundled out sixth seed John Altiche, 7-5, 6-0, in the lower half of the draw of the R300,000 event sponsored by Palawan Pawnshop-Palawan Express Pera Padala and hosted by BHTC president Allan del Castillo.

But the duo will face tougher rivals in the next round with Dalisay tangling with third seed Leander Lazaro, who eased out Kyle Parpan, 6-2, 6-0, and Asilo clashing with the No. 2 Patrick John Tierro, who clobbered Deo Talatayod, 6-2, 6-1.