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Ateneo sweeps Adamson to tighten grip on third spot

The Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles dispatched another team after beating the Adamson University Soaring Falcons, 5-0, on September 28 at the Rizal Memorial Badminton Hall.

Ateneo sophomore, Jan Mangubat, was the first player to hit the court against AdU. In 26 minutes, Mangubat made smash after smash, hitting Adamson’s Elben Concha with several runs, 21-13, 21-14.

In the second singles, Blue Shuttler Clarence Filart got a landslide victory, defeating Gerioth Delizo, 21-7, 21-6 in just 21 minutes. Most of Delizo’s scores came off costly errors from his opponent.

Securing the win, the Hanz Bernardo-Mangubat duo showed resilience on the court against Adamson’s Aldrin Paglibaro and Gerioth Delizo. However, in the first set, the AdU doubles got the lead at 11-8, but the Blue Shuttlers struck back and made a 5-0 run, and eventually getting the set, 21-14. After the first set, it was an easy win for the Ateneo duo, as the Blue Falcon pair lost their composure and gave away the win, 21-14.

Carlo Remo and Patrick Gecosala stumbled a bit on the court, losing the first set to Adamson’s Elben Concha and Joshua Antonio, 20-22. However, they were able to bounce back in the second and third sets, 21-15, 23-21.

In the last singles, Keoni Asuncion put Joshua Antonio through his paces as he quickly ended the game, 21-5, 21-11.

The Ateneo Blue Shuttlers are now at third place with a win-loss record of 4-2, while Adamson stay at the bottom.

On October 1 at 8am in the morning, Ateneo (4-2) will face University of Santo Tomas (3-3) and Adamson (0-6) will go up against with the De La Salle University (3-3).

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