Three-peat seeking Khim Iglupas romped off with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Jade Capadocia to join the top three seeded bets into the second round of the ladies singles of the seventh Olivarez Cup Tennis Championship at the Olivarez Sports Center in Sucat yesterday.
Iglupas, who dominated Marian Capadocia, 6-3, 6-3, to retain her crown here last year, overpowered the younger Capadocia with her superb all-around game to move into the Last 16 against Rachelle De Guzman, who eased out Ma. Dominique Ong, 6-0, 6-1.
Unranked Miles Vitaliano pulled off a shock 6-4, 6-2 victory over No. 8 Raffaela Villanueva while Michael Madrio stunned No. 8 Anthony Alcoseba, 7-5, 6-1, in the men’s side in the tournament sponsored by Palawan Pawnshop and Slazenger as the official ball.
Marian Capadocia, the top ranked bet in the elite side, also primed herself up for a projected semis face-off with the No. 4 Iglupas, beating Patricia Paez, 6-1, 6-2.