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NU ends the elimination round just outside the realm of the top 4

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The National University Lady Bulldogs duplicated their first round outing, getting the same 2-4 record, giving them a total win-loss record of 4-8, ending just outside the realm of the Top 4.

NU vs UST (2-5)

NU’s opening match against UST would not go their way, UST would dominate from the get-go and win the first three matches. NU would not win a single set against one of the favorites of the tournament.

NU vs AdU (3-5)

The afternoon was better for the Lady Bulldogs. Unlike their first round meeting, the match-up against the Lady Falcons would not go to a fifth set. After dropping the first match, NU, behind Avegail Rodriguez would lead a comeback charge, winning the second match, 3-0. The doubles tandem of Cyren Torres and Grace Jaoloc, continued NU’s winning ways, routing their AdU counterparts, 3-0. Jolina Santiago closed out the match by defeating AdU’s Yvonne Diaño in four sets, 3-1.

NU vs DLSU (3-6)

The final match of the first day of eliminations placed the Lady Bulldogs against favourites De La Salle Lady Paddlers. The Match would be a one sided affair with NU in the losing end. De La Salle would win, 3-0, 3-0, and 3-2.

NU vs UP (3-7)

Leaving the first day with a loss, the NU Lady Bulldogs would not have luck on their side with the first match of second day. Going against the FEU Lady Tamaraws. The Lady Bulldogs would fail to get a single set in the first two matches. The doubles competition would be a heated battle, where Jovy Ann Santiago and Lady Dawn Gudmalin forced a 5th set, but would fail to capitalise.

NU vs ADMU (4-7)

Wanting to bounce back from straight losses, the Lady Bulldogs opened their match against the Ateneo de Manila University Lady Paddlers strong, listing convincing wins in the first two matches, 3-1, and 3-0. Although the Lady Bulldogs lose the lone doubles competition, second year player, Karein Buendia shut out her opponent in a hard-fought 4-setter match.

NU vs UP (4-8)

UP would play spoilers to NU’s hopes for a good finish to the season. After giving up the first two matches to the defending champions, the doubles tandem of Jovy Ann Santiago and Lady Gudmalin stopped UP’s doubles combo from getting a set. The would-be-extending match between Jolina Santiago and UP’s Jade Garcia was as heated as can be, with all the sets going over 11. It was Jade Garcia, however who would manage to bag the win and spoil NU’s comeback hopes.

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