0-14 was Ateneo de Manila University’s (ADMU) season 76 Table Tennis standing. It seems as if ADMU is at pace to tie their win-loss record, with the their first round ending at 0-7.
ADMU vs UP (0-1)
Ateneo faced the perennial title favourite, University of the Philippines (UP) Maroons in their first match-up. The Blue Paddlers tried their best, but suffered a 0-3 loss.
ADMU vs UST (0-2)
ADMU’s luck would not get any better as they faced the many-time champions, University of Santo Tomas (UST), where they also lost, 1-3. The Blue Paddlers started the match-up strong behind Uy. Uy dominated his opponent, scoring 11-5, 11-5, 15-13 in 3 sets to grab the match win. Uy’s teammates, however, would fail to follow his lead, losing 0-3, 1-3 and 0-3, in their respective matches.
ADMU vs NU (0-3)
The Blue Paddlers fell short in their next match against National University (NU). It was a hard fought match, where Ateneo grabbed the first two match wins behind K.Uy and J. Matias; Both winning 3 sets to 2. The tide changed during the doubles competition. The Tandem of Dayao and Lao, would force a 5th and deciding set, but would not finish on top. The same scenario would happen for the Blue Paddlers’representative, as he failed to close out during the fourth and what could have been final set. NU would capitalize on their win streak and ultimately record a come from behind win against the Paddlers.
ADMU vs UE (0-4)
Ateneo’s representatives gave University of the East (UE) Warriors a hard time. Once again, K.Uy started strong for the Paddlers and won his match-up against UE’s Ramos. Ateneo would drop the second set, but win the hard-fought, doubles competition behind Lao and Dayao. The next two matches saw Ateneo lose 1-3, and 0-3.
ADMU vs FEU (0-5)
Ateneo, again would be dominated in their next match-up—The Far Eastern University (FEU). K.Uy and J. Matias would only win a set, against their match-ups from Morayta.
ADMU vs DLSU (0-6)
The Blue Paddlers faced their counterparts from Taft, the defending champions, De La Salle University (DLSU) Green Paddlers, and was ultimately surpassed. Ateneo suffered a loss in their 1st match-up that continued on till the doubles competition.
ADMU vs AdU (0-7)
The Paddlers would try to end the first round on a happy note with a win against the Adamson University (AdU) Falcons. Ateneo’s K.Uy, up first once again, would win his match, 3-1. AdU cameback and grabbed the 2nd match. Dayao and Lao, the consistent combo duo for the paddlers would cruise to a 3-1 win. Down 2-1, AdU would force a 5th and deciding match-up behind Rarama. The 5th and deciding match between ADMU’s J. Matias and AdU’s Enal would go down the wire. Enal would steal the 1st set, but J.Matias would rally and get sets 2 and 3. The fourth set would be a one sided affair, wherein ADMU would only score a point. With the match tied 2-2, AdU would grab the momentum and ultimately come-out as the victors.
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