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Green Shuttlers display strength in mastery over UE



The DLSU Green Shuttlers outclassed their counterparts from UE, winning all five matches played in the Rizal Memorial Badminton Hall. This is DLSU’s fourth win in this season’s UAAP Men’s Badminton tournament

The first singles match was between EJ Boac of DLSU and UE’s Benjamin Silva. Both competitors were able to score points off each other at the start of the first game only for Silva to commit faults. This led Boac to gain momentum and lead 7-3. The game entered the interval with Boac having led 11-3. Silva tried making a run at 9-16 but Boac eventually won the first set with a score of 21-14. The second set was a familiar story with Boac having momentum at his side. Once again Silva’s multiple faults led to Boac dominating this set. In the end, Boac won the second set and DLSU’s first match with a score of 21-9.

For the second singles match of the tie, Arman Joseph Manlalangit represented UE with Kenneth Monterubio selected for DLSU. The first game was heavily contested with Manlangit and Monterubio repelling one another. Monterubio capitalized on the few faults committed by Manlangit and scored five straight points to lead 20-15. Monterubio then won the first game with a score of 21-17. The second game had a familiar start with Monterubio and Manlangit competing on equal footing. Monterubio then broke away to win the second game 21-18 and gave DLSU its second match.

Clarence Camacho and King Arthur Espiritu went up against Anton Cayanan and Gerald Sibayan for UE and DLSU respectively in the first doubles match. Cayanan and Sibayan made light work of their opponents from UE winning the first game 21-12 after scoring seven straight points in the end. The second game was no different from the first with Cayanan and Sibayan dominated once again, finished the set 21-8 and won DLSU its third match.

Jerickson Obaob was partnered with Cayel Pajarillo for DLSU, going up against Arman Joseph Manlangit and Kenneth Cruz of UE for the second doubles match. This match was a closer contest compared to the first doubles match. The first game ended with a score of 21-16 after Pajarillo’s two straight points. Obaob then clinched the second game for DLSU with a score of 21-15 and granted the Taft-based squad a fourth match.

The last match was between UE’s Angelo Joaquin David and Andrew Pineda from DLSU. Pineda easily won both games 21-14 after numerous faults from David. With the straight games victory, DLSU notched its fifth match and is now on a four tie-winning streak.
DLSU continues its campaign against FEU and UE shall face NU in their next UAAP Men’s Badminton ties which will be held on September 27, 2015 in the Rizal Memorial Badminton Hall.


Lorenzo's a frustrated author who knows a thing or two about Football and Basketball. Went all green from Ortigas to Taft. Supports Liverpool FC, FC Bayern Munich and the Alaska Aces