Otico, Patrombon dispute PCA men's singles crown
Meanwhile, Jeson Patrombon downed second seed Francis Casey Alcantara, 6-3, 7-6 (4), to get a shot at his very first championship in the tournament’s same division. The top-seeded Otico and Patrombon, the sixth seed, collide at 1 p.m. Saturday with the winner pocketing the top purse worth P150,000 and the loser taking home P75,000. Reigning women’s titlist Marian Jade Capadocia waylaid Kim Iglupas, 6-2, 6-3, to barge into the finals where the former will have a chance to claim her second straight title and sixth overall. There, the 23-year-old Capadocia will tackle giant-slayer Shaira Hope Rivera, who pulled off a shock 7-6 (3), 6-1 win over second seed and two-time titlist Clarice Patrimonio in the other women’s singles semifinals duel. Capadocia and Rivera will contest the crown and the P75,000 purse that goes with it at 10 a.m. Sunday.