Manila, Jan. 3 -- Unranked netters opened their title bids on a high note at the start of the 30th Andrada Cup Age Group Tennis Championships yesterday at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center.

Juan Pablo Gonzaga led the day's winners with a hard-earned 7-6 (4), 3-6, 10-7 triumph over Steven Perdido in the centerpiece boys 18-under division to set up a second-round meeting with the victor between fifth seed Carlos Belludo and Russe Israel.

Five players also advanced to the second round in the boys 16-under with Joewyn Rey Pascua besting Emmanuel Davila, 7-6 (1), 6-1, Exequiel Jucutan blanking Andre Justin Garcia, 6-0, 6-0, and Kirk Dion Agustin dumping Prince Patrick Salvacion, 6-1, 6-3.

Hans Villespin also defeated Manuel Lazaro, 6-2, 6-2, e...