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NU ends the second round with a 3-4 record



NU vs DLSU (0-1)

Former Rookie of the Year Misal would open the early morning encounter against powerhouse La Salle on a high note, routing La Salle’s Garganian in five sets to give NU the edge. The next three matches however would all go to the squad from Taft, with NU’s Manuel, duo Carracoso and Ramirez, and Huab bowing out in their assignments.

NU vs. ADMU (1-1)

Though would find themselves facing struggling Ateneo, the Bulldogs’ second assignment would prove to be no pushover. Misal and Manuel would manage to bag the opening matches for NU, but Ateneo’s Dayao and Lao would dominate the doubles match with NU’s Tirante and Villalon in three sets to keep the fire alive. Matias would manage to pull through in the fourth match to force the deadlock. NU’s Huab would however would have the last say, routing opponent Rosete in three sets to bag the point for the Bulldogs.

NU vs FEU (1-2)

NU’s Manuel would manage to outgun FEU’s Igno, 3-1, in the first match, but the next three matches would all go to the paddlers from Morayta, with Osorno, the duo of Caballero and Villanueva, and Dalut prevailing in their assignments.

NU vs UP (2-2)

The first of a series of heated afternoon matchups, the second round encounter between NU and UP would prove to be quite a surprise. NU’s Misal and Manuel would open the matchup with victories, but the third and fourth matches would go to UP’s doubles tandem Eludo and Cacao and De Jesus. After a heated five-set encounter, NU’s Carracoso would manage to outlast UP’s Victorio to bag the point.

NU vs. UST (2-3)

The encounter against UST would prove to be one of the most heated matchups of the day. The first four matches would be split by the two squads, with NU’s Misal and Carracoso bagging the first and fourth matches and UST’s Adolfo Bazar and doubles tandem Alberto Bazar and Pantoja taking the second and third. However, UST’s Enriquez would pull through in the final match, routing NU’s Huab in the fifth match to give UST the point.

NU vs. AdU (3-3)

The first match would go to NU’s Manuel, but Adamson’s Rarama would bounce back in the second match to even the score. The next two matches would however go to NU, with the duo of Villamor and Villalon prevailing in the doubles match and Misal routing Adamson’s Octavo in the fourth.

NU vs. UE (3-4)

The conclusion to NU’s second round however would be rather disappointing. The Misal, Manuel, and Caballero and Villanueva would bow out in all three of the first matches, 0-3, 0-3, 2-3.

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