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Diaz Oliva Advances in Colsanitas

February 16, 1999

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) _ Seventh-seeded Marina Diaz Oliva of Argentina dispensed with Spain’s Cristina Arribas, 6-2, 6-1, on Tuesday to advance to the second round of the Colsanitas Cup tournament.

Diaz Oliva’s countrywoman, Romina Ottoboni, dropped her match in straight sets to Gissela Riera of Spain, 4-6, 3-6, in the WTA tourney. In another Tuesday match, Eva Bes eliminated fellow Spaniard Mariam Ramon, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.

The last six matches of the day were delayed by rain, including first seed Fang Li of China’s contest with Luciana Masante of Argentina.

First-round winners on Monday were Larissa Schaerer of Paraguay, Fabiola Zuluaga of Colombia, Christina Papadaki of Greece, Ines Gorrochategui of Argentina, Vanessa Menga of Brazil, third-seeded Meghan Shaughnessy of the United States and Ludmila Cervanova of Slovakia.

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