Finishing the first weekend of the UAAP Tennis tournament was the one-sided matchup between the tennisters of National University and Ateneo de Manila University. The final game of the day ultimately ended in similar fashion to Ateneo’s defeat against UP, a 4-1 match in favour of NU.
Leading the incumbent champion’s attack was Fritz Verdad who decimated ADMU’s Vernon Huibonhoa’s battle plan to end the match in a double 6-0 win. The NU Tennisters, however, suffered a setback at the hands of Ino Canlas who dispatched NU’s Ean Lazaro- described by Ateneo’s Gio Bilog as NU’s strongest tennister- in a 7-5, 6-3.
The loss of Lazaro, however, seemed to have been a minor hiccup for the Sampaloc-based squad as they were quickly able to bounce back. NU’s duo of Mikoy Madrio and Jigo Peña beat Anton Punzalan and Erj Gatdula, 6-4, 6-4. Joining the Bulldog duo’s success were Alcantara and Accion who also took care of their Atenean assignments Johann Exconde and AJ Rivero, 6-4, 6-3.
Putting the final nail in the Ateneo coffin was NU’s Deo Talatayod who defeated Ralph Antonio in a 6-1, 6-3 match to finish the day.
The victory of NU places them ahead of the pack after their success over UE on the first day. Ateneo’s loss puts them at the bottom half to join the squads of DLSU and UE who all remain winless after the first weekend.
No Rest for the Weary: Lady Spikers head to training immediately after Lady Bulldogs loss
Mark Dyke back in La Salle
Jaja Santiago does not want La Salle win to be NU’s only Season 80 highlight
Air Padda confident ‘intimidated’ Lady Falcons will bounce back
No upsets in Round of 32 of NBTC Nationals
Despite winning MVP, Kiko Gesmundo comes home empty
Jaycee Marcelino, Zark’s-Lyceum hold off Go for Gold to snap skid
Hotshots looking to use past lessons to bar history from repeating itself
- Basketball4 days ago
With Chris Ross still hurt, Matt Ganuelas-Rosser steps up
- DLSU16 hours ago
SMART Sports Player of the Week Kim Dy steps up to keep La Salle on top
- AdU5 days ago
Sean Manganti powers Akari-Adamson’s whitewashing of Wangs-Letran for share of first
- AdU5 days ago
Jarvey Gayoso goes goal crazy as Blue Eagles clobber Soaring Falcons