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Orcollo, other three Filipinos enter US Open 9-ball Round of 16

September 17, 2021 - Friday 8:09 PM by GDM

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Philippines' Dennis Orcollo, Johann Chua, Carlo Biado, and Rodrigo Geronimo advanced on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Orcollo remains unscatched after edging out Oliver Szolnoki of Hungary, 11-6, while Chua is also unbeaten after defeating Mieszko Fortunski of Poland, 11-7.

Biado advanced via the losers’ bracket after beating fellowmen Jeff De Luna, 11-6, and Jayson Shaw of Scotland, 11-8. 

Geronimo fell to the losers’ bracket after losing to Austria’s Max Lechner, 11-2, but he got back his footing and defeated Netherlands’ Neils Feijen, 11-6.

Orcollo will take on Austria’s Mario He in the Round of 16 on aturday (Manila time) in Atlantic City, while Chua will face Canada’s John Morra.

On the other hand, Biado will square off against Spain’s David Alcaide Bermudez while Geronimo will fare against Estonia’s Denis Grabe.

Efren "Bata" Reyes was the last Filipino to win the US Open title in 1994.