There were no major adjustments for former Ateneo Lady Eagle, Bea Tan, when she suited up for the Foton Hurricanes in the Philippine Super Liga Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup, as she leaned on her experience as a libero.
“I have been familiar with the sport, and transitioning from indoor to beach, there are not much changes because I am focusing on receives and sets. Maybe more on hitting ang adjustment ko because I was a libero,” she said.
Having played the sport since her second year in college, Tan, along with Pau Soriano, has led the Foton Hurricanes to the quarter-finals of the tournament after posting a 2-1 record in Pool D.
While there is pressure as Tan is expected to do well, she uses her experience to make sure the team becomes a solid unit when it comes to reception.
“Actually it is more pressure for me because they expect me to receive well all the time, but I take advantage of the fact I am confident with my receives. I make sure every time we make errors and the other team is serving, I get the best receive,” she added.
With the competition entering its crucial stages, the team would again be relying on that strength as their main weapon over its opponents.
“We make sure we have better receives because other teams have stronger services,” Tan said. “Basta sa beach volleyball when you have good receives, you can get good sets and better attacks than the other teams.”