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ADU salvages an almost winless first round with victory over ADMU

Adamson University, last year’s UAAP Table Tennis tournament hosts found themselves near the bottom of the standings with just one win for the first round.


AdU vs DLSU (0-1)


The Lady Falcons started their Table Tennis campaign against favourites, De La Salle University Lady Paddlers. The Lady Falcons started slow, losing all three of their matches, 0-3.


AdU vs FEU (0-2)


Adamson’s second match against the Far Eastern University Tamaraws was a one sided affair. Again, The Lady Falcons started slow, losing the first singles match. The second match featured a great start by Diano, winning the first two sets, but Siachua would get the comeback win for FEU. The doubles match was a one sided affair wherein FEU wins, 3-0.


AdU vs ADMU (1-2)


It would be the Ateneo de Manila University Lady Paddlers, last years’cellar-dwellers, that would give the Lady Falcons their only win of the first round. It would be a close fought battle that was decided in the 5th and final match-up. Adamson came from behind, 0-2 and rallied behind the doubles pair of Pangantijon and Ricafort, and singles participants Diaño and Quiñtosa. The Lady Falcons went home with a 1-2 slate at the end of the first day.


AdU vs UP (1-3)


The second day of eliminations would put the Lady Falcons against last year’s champions University of the Philippines Lady Maroons. The Lady Falcons were outmatched from the get-go losing all   initial matches.


AdU vs UST (1-4)


Much of the same would happen against the University of Santo Tomas Tigresses. The Ermita based squad would fail to record a single set win.


AdU vs NU (1-5)


Adamson still had a chance to leave the first round of eliminations on a good note, if they win against the National University Bulldogs, their last match.


Adamson’s Jarrito would start the match strong, winning both the first 2 sets. She would drop the next two sets, but redeems herself with a 12-10 win on the 5th set. The second match-up would end with a win for NU. The lone doubles match was bagged by the Lady Falcons, behind the tandem of Pangantijon and Ricafort. Adamson would fail to close out their opponents in the following matches losing both, 2-3.


Adamson ends the first round with a 1-5 record, just above Ateneo University (0-6).

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