Tigresses near sweep


Defending champions Sisi Rondina and Babylove Barbon of University of Santo Tomas (UST) moved on the cusp of completing a seven-match sweep in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 81 beach volleyball tournament Tuesday at Sands SM By The Bay.

Rondina and Barbon made quick work Klymince Orillaneda and Antonette Landicho of National University (NU), 21-12, 21-7, before returning in the afternoon with a swift 21-7, 21-11 conquest of Hannah Nicole Infante and Gracelchen Ave of Adamson University.

The Tigresses have yet to drop in all of their six matches this year.

A victory over Far Eastern University (FEU) in their 10:40 a.m. match on Friday will reward UST with an outright slot in the best-of-three finals series.

Tin Tiamzon and Michelle Morente of De La Salle University, meanwhile, overpowered Lyen Shan Ritual and Donna Nebrea of University of the East, 21-4, 21-5.

The Lady Spikers tied the Lady Bulldogs at 4-1, as the two teams were battling for the second Final Four spot as of press time.

In the men’s division, Jude Garcia and Kevin Hadlocon of FEU humbled Geraint Bacon and Paul Serrano of La Salle, 21-11, 21-10, to moved within a win of securing an outright finals berth.

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