TOP seeds Chloe Mae Saraza and Elijah Arevalo played true to form and dominated their respective rivals in the Palawan Pawnshop regional age-group 2013 presented by Babolat in Lucena City on Sunday.
Saraza, winner of the 14-and-under crown in the circuit’s Cainta leg last week, clipped Kiim Aquino with her superb all-around game, fashioning out a 6-2, 6-2 romp to claim the girls’ 18-and-under title at the Ouans Worth Resort courts.
She earlier whipped Minnette Bentillo, 6-1, 6-1, in the 14-and-under finals before toppling Ysay Jardeleza 6-0, 6-4, to bag the 16-and-under plum and complete a sweep of all three titles at stake in the event.
Arevalo turned in a more impressive performance, blanking No. 2 Miko Jalago, 6-0, 6-0, to pocket the boys’ 18-and-U diadem. He actually came from a tough 6-3, 1-6, 10-5 win over Edmar Adormeo in the semis, but flashed top form against Jalago to complete a golden double in the tournament jointly put up by Palawan Pawnshop COO Bobby Castro and Technosports president Guillermo Nocom.
Arevalo also took the 16-and-under crown with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Manuel Balce III, who bagged the 14-and-under plum with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Ramon Bentillo.
Minnette Bentillo also came away with two victories, besting Angelica Alcala, 6-1, 6-1, for the girls’ 12-and-under title and disposing of Von Saraza, 6-3, 6-0, for the 10-unisex crown.
Ramon Bentillo earlier took the boys’ 12-and-under title with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Jirah Virrey.