The Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws wound up at 4th place at the end of the 1st round of the Table Tennis Tournament held at Ateneo Blue Eagle Gym, with a win-loss record of 4-3.
FEU vs UST (0-1)
The Tamaraws started the tournament with a loss to many-time champion, University of Santo Tomas (UST), 1-3. FEU’s Igno was the only bright spark for the tams with a win over UST’s Abendan.
FEU vs UP (0-2)
FEU would lose again in their next match against another perennial favorite, University of the Philippines (UP) Maroons, 2-3. FEU’s Dalut and Osorno would force a deciding match, but Villanueva would fail to close out and grab the win.
FEU vs UE (1-2)
Things would finally turn for the better for the Tams, in their next bout against the University of the East (UE) Warriors. FEU’s Igno and Osorno would win their matches, 3-2 respectively, giving the Tamaraws a 2-0 advantage. The pair of Caballero and De Guzman would fail to capitalize against UE’s Vasquez and Benoya. It would be Dalut winning against UE’s Soriano, 3-1, who would finally give FEU their first taste of victory.
FEU vs AdU (2-2)
The Tams would continue their winning ways and sweep the Adamson University (AdU) Falcons.
Behind Igno and Asorno, both the Tams’singles match would end with a 3-1 win-loss record. The doubles pair of De Guzman and Caballero fought hard against AdU’s Fernandez and Singchangco, losing the 2nd and 4th set. They would win the deciding set, 11-7, and give the Tamaraws a well-deserved win.
FEU vs ADMU (3-2)
FEU faced Ateneo de Manila (ADMU) Paddlers and continued their win streak. The Morayta squad did not have any trouble against their Katipunan based counterparts; Igno would cruise to a 3-1 win against Ateneo’s K.Uy. Osorno would do the same against J. Matias. The lone doubles match featured a one sided affair, where FEU dominated 3-0.
FEU vs NU (4-2)
Facing the National University (NU) Bulldogs as their 2nd to the last opponents would prove to be an easy task as the Tamaraws win, 3-1. Although the Tams would lose the 2nd singles match, they made sure that NU would not rally. It was FEU’s Osorno, who would play the spoiler to NU’s comeback hopes.
FEU vs DLSU (4-3)
The winning streak would end when the men from Morayta faced the UAAP Season 76 Champions, and favourites, De La Salle (DLSU) Paddlers. FEU would not get a single win, and ended the 1st round with a 0-3 loss.
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