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    Rudas, Patrimonio stay on course for showdown

    Mar 12, 2013

    TOP seed Marinel Rudas and No. 2 Clarice Patrimonio scored quick wins on Tuesday and rolled to the quarterfinals of the third Olivarez Cup Open Tennis Championship at the Olivarez Sports Center in Sucat, Paranaque.

    Rudas, looking to get back at Patrimonio after blowing a first-set lead and the title in last year’s finale, blanked Jella Capadocia, 6-0, 6-0, while Patrimonio ousted Charito Capadocia, 6-0, 6-1.

    Also reaching the final eight of the ladies side of the event were third seed Marian Capadocia, fourth ranked Aileen Rogan and No. 6 Roxanne Resma.

    Marian Capadocia overwhelmed Khim Iglupas, 6-2, 6-0; Rogan survived a second set scare to finish off Ma. Angela Sunga, 6-3, 7-6(4) and Resma, coming off a victory in the age-group tournament last week, defeated Ana Bienes, 6-0, 6-2.

    Three surprise bets emerged to join the big guns in the next round, with Edilyn Balanga stunning fifth ranked Alyssa Labay, 6-1, 6-2, to set a quarters duel with Rogan.

    Katrina Orteza, who upset No. 8 Christine Patrimonio, 6-1, 6-1, in the first round, dominated Yoshi Noguchi, 6-0, 6-1, to arrange a clash with Marian Capadocia.

    Focus will also be on Hanna Grace Espinosa, who scored a walkover win over No. 7 Jzash Canja in the opener before repulsing Macy Gonzales, 6-3, 7-6(4) to seal a showdown with Clarice Patrimonio.

    Action resumes on Wednesday with top seed Johnny Arcilla and No. 2 defending champion Vicente Anasta shooting for Last 16 berths against Arc Dolorito and Juan Gabriel Pena, respectively.

    Others fancied to advance are third seed Patrick Tierro, No. 4 Rolando Ruel Jr., No. 5 Roel Capangpangan, sixth ranked Ronard Joven, No. 7 Mark Anthony Alcoseba, eighth seed Marc Reyes, No. 9 Leander Lazaro and 10th ranked Kim Saraza.

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