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Olivarez, Arcilla breeze to quarters

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Olivarez, Arcilla breeze to quarters
Eric Jed Olivarez.
STAR / File

MANILA, Philippines — Eric Jed Olivarez dispatched Lance Fernandez with ease, 6-1, 6-1, completing the quarterfinal cast in the Mayor Eric Olivarez National Open Tennis Championships at the Olivarez Sports Center in Sucat, Parañaque Tuesday.

The top-seeded Olivarez, who overcame Carlos Angeles 6-2, 6-2 after an opening-round bye in the men’s singles, faces Eric Tangub next. The seventh-ranked Tangub advanced by holding off Noel Salupado 6-2, 7-6(5) in their Round of 16 encounter.

Second seed Johnny Arcilla also cruised to the Last 8 in the lower half of the 64-player draw. The multi-titled campaigner and veteran Davis Cupper dominated Miguel Iglupas 6-1, 6-1, and will face fifth-ranked Fritz Verdad, who progressed with a 6-1, 1-1(ret.) victory over Jude Ceniza.

In other results, sixth seed Alexis Acabo defeated Loucas Fernandez 6-0, 6-2, setting up a quarterfinal match against John Benedict Aguilar, who routed Kendrick Bona 6-1, 6-2.

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