Quantcast
Latest Stories

Arcilla dethrones Anasta for 3rd straight title

By

Top seed Johnny Arcilla reasserted his dominance on the shell-clay courts Sunday by dethroning Elbert Anasta, 6-1, 7-5, 6-4, as the men’s singles champion of the Olivarez Cup Open tennis championships at Olivarez Sports Center in Sucat.

The 33-year-old Arcilla, who exploited his familiarity with the same surface to nail seven PCA Open titles, methodically cut down his Davis Cup teammate with a mix of power and pinpoint placements to wrap up the win in less than two hours.

“He’s a very good player and it’s dangerous to let your defenses down against him,” Arcilla said in Filipino of his 30-year-old opponent. “That’s why when I got the chance, I took control.”

Arcilla also paired with Anasta to rule the men’s doubles with a 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) win over Patrick John Tierro and Marc Reyes.

It was the third straight singles title for Arcilla since the Philta Open and PCA Open late last year.

The victory in the event, presented by Palawan Pawnshop and held in honor of  former Parañaque Mayor Dr. Pablo Olivarez, will also provide a morale boost for Arcilla who is expected to be named again to the Philippine Davis Cup squad that will take on Thailand next month.

On the way to the crown, Arcilla routed Kyle Joseph, 6-0, 6-1, in the first round, Arc Dolorico, 6-0, 6-1, in the second, brother Joseph, 6-3, 6-2, in the third, Kim Saraza, 6-2, 6-1, in the quarterfinals and Rolando Ruel Jr., 6-2, 6-4, in the semifinals.

Anasta, who beat Tierro to capture the crown last year, ousted the 6-foot-1 Tierro in the semifinals, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3.

Marian Jade Capadocia took the women’s singles title by beating last year’s winner Clarice Patrimonio, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-2) earlier Sunday. But Clarice and sister Christine came back to down Marian and sister Jella Capadocia, 6-4, 6-2, in the doubles finals.

Meanwhile, the sponsoring Palawan Pawnshop, through COO Bobby Castro, resumes its age-group tournaments with the staging of the Cainta-Palawan Pawnshop Open on March 18 to 24.


Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter


Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.


Tags: Olivarez Cup , Tennis

  • tra6Gpeche

    Congratulation, Mr. Arcilla! However, I want to sincerely know why in your prime age (21 to 25), you were not able to, at least, play in the French Open. Was it because of your height? Was it because you did not have the discipline and commitment to be a world class tennis player? Was it because you have no belief in yourself? Or because you did not really desire to be a world professional? Or you know that you did not have the talent & intangible assets to become one? I am wondering why there is no Filipino born and raised in the Philippines who became, at least, top 100 in the world of tennis.



Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement

News

  • 4 Etihad passengers not yet located
  • DAR to complete installation of Luisita land reform beneficiaries in May
  • Ex-COA chief and co-accused in Arroyo plunder case nabbed
  • Kris Aquino’s ex- close in security named new Air Force chief
  • The ‘link diagram’ that killed ex-Bataan police officer
  • Sports

  • Power Pinays lose to Vietnam, try to salvage 7th place
  • NLEX holds off Jumbo Plastic for a playoff berth
  • Pacquiao can dodge tax issues
  • F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone rejects bribery charges
  • Big Chill freezes Cafe France to arrest skid
  • Lifestyle

  • Summer Mayhem: The ultimate beach experience
  • A haven for steak lovers
  • Gongs and southern dances star in a workshop at San Francisco Bayanihan Center
  • This woman ate what?
  • Photos explore dynamics of youths’ sexual identity
  • Entertainment

  • Smithsonian wants photos, videos for ‘Day in the Life of Asian Pacific Americans’
  • What Garcia Marquez left behind
  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Business

  • Metro Pacific acquires stake in Victorias
  • How ‘one percent’ economic elite was uncovered
  • Facebook profits triple as mobile soars
  • Insular Honors Sales Performers at Testimonial Rites
  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
  • Technology

  • Vatican announces hashtag for April 27 canonizations
  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • Tiff with HK over Luneta hostage fiasco finally over
  • DOLE sees more Filipinos hired by South Koreans
  • Filipinos second-shortest in Southeast Asia
  • Obama to visit Filipino soldiers in Fort Bonifacio
  • Fil-Am youth conferences unite under one theme
  • Marketplace