Adamson University and University of Santo Tomas paced the boys’ and girls’ divisions respectively as the UAAP Season 82 high school table tennis tournament opened Saturday at Blue Eagle Gym.
The Baby Falcons took both of their assignments of the day after fending of De La Salle Zobel in the morning in a tie that went to a deciding singles match. Adamson then stopped Ateneo High School at 3-1 in the afternoon for the 2-0 win-loss record.
Last year’s finalist University of the East and University of Santo Tomas bagged victories in their lone ties for the day to keep in step with Adamson.
Defending champions Junior Red Warriors stopped rivals National University at 3-1, while the Junior Tiger Paddlers dominated University of the Philippines in three matches.
The Bullpups and the Junior Archers, nonetheless, took wins over the Blue Eaglets and the Junior Maroons to end the day at 1-1.
On the other hand, last year’s third-placers Junior Tigress Paddlers clinch two-out-of-two victories for the day. UST opened the day with a sweep over Adamson, then followed it up with a 3-1 rout of La Salle Zobel.
Reigning girls champions UE fended off the Lady Baby Falcons in five matches to open their title-retention bid with a win at 3-2, as the Junior Lady Green Paddlers went out with a win over UP after the morning session.