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UP advances to the finals in 5 gruelling matches over UST

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Defending champs and first seeds UP opened their day with the match-up against the upset hungry fourth seed UST. The Tigresses however would prove to be no pushover for the champions from Diliman.

Lineups:

UP 

Ching

Maderal

Magpantay

Morales

Nishino

Sibal

UST

Apas, Girly T.

Darlucio, Rizza Mae T.

Lupeba , V M.

Montes Celinber B.

Nacasabog, Maria Nina

Robles, Juvlyn U.

Rocero, Karmela B.

Tempiatura, Katrina D.

Game 1-October 1, 9am
The morning would open a brighter note for UST, after a 3-1 victory in the first match by Girly Apas. UP’s Morales however would hold the fort for the defending champions, routing Karmela Rocero in three sets to level the field. A doubles victory from UP’s Magpantay and Ching over Thomasians Robles and Tempiatura, 3-2, would put the Lady Maroons ahead of the race. A thrilling five set victory from Celinber Montes over UP’s Maderal would force the fifth set. The morning’s victory however would go to UP, after a dominant three-set performance from Nishino over UST’s Lupeba sealed the victory for the Lady maroons and the chance at the two-peat.

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