Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

Beach Volleyball

Rondina, Arbasto will not rest on their laurels heading to BVR second leg


SANTA ANA, Cagayan – Winning may be a habit for Sisi Rondina, but the Creamline 1’s ace is not taking things lightly in the BVR on Tour here.

“Ako honestly, kinakabahan pa rin ako. Kahit naglalaro ako. Kahit kilala ko yung mga kalaro ko. Sobrang kinakabahan ako kasi kahit anytime, puwedeng magbago yung ihip ng hangin, yung laro. Like hindi mo malalaman yung kakalabasan ng laro mo,” said Rondina during a television interview with “The Game” Monday night.

“Ayun, stick to our goal. Focus lang and nag-eenjoy lang kami,” the four-time BVR champion added.

Living up to the billing as heavy favorites, Rondina and Bernadeth Pons played their usual game to rule the first leg on Monday, having won all of their six matches, without dropping a set in the bubble.

Without a doubt, Rondina’s chemistry with Pons worked wonders. Started as the tandem known as “SiPons” in 2017, the erstwhile collegiate rivals are always on the same page to be successful in every tournament.

“Same goals and alam mo iyon. Pareho kaming mag-trabaho. Pareho naming ibinubuhos yung commitment namin sa lahat ng kino-commit namin,” said Rondina.

“Hindi mahirap kasi siguro, ginugusto lang namin lahat,” she added.

Rondina had all praises for Good Health-CDO, which is composed of former college teammates Babylove Barbon and Gen Eslapor, for giving her and Pons a good fight during the finals.

Creamline 2’s Krung Arbasto, meanwhile, is so grateful for their men’s championship with former college rival Jude Garcia.

“Sobrang thankful kasi nagbunga ang lahat ng pinaghirapan namin. Ang dami naming sinakripisyo sa tournament na ito,” said Arbasto in an interview with the same television program.

“Ang lahat ng ginagawa namin ay para sa bayan,” the six-time BVR winner added.

Like Rondina and Pons, Arbasto and Garcia had their backs marked when the second leg begins on Thursday.

#ReadMore  Brandon Vera to make second title defense in Manila

2021-BVR-on-Tour-Creamline-Krung-Arbasto Rondina, Arbasto will not rest on their laurels heading to BVR second leg Beach Volleyball News  - philippine sports news

“Sobrang bigat ng pressure sa amin kasi kailangan din na i-maintain na nasa top kami. Siyempre marami din ang gustong pumalit sa amin. Hindi namin pababayaan na mawala sa kamay namin. Kaya nagpapakahirap kami sa ensayo namin,” said Arbasto.

PLDT (Rancel Varga and Efraem Dimaculangan) and Tuguegarao (James Pecaña and AJ Pareja) were the teams Arbasto was impressed most as he and Garcia are working double time to correct the lapses they committed in the first leg.

“Iyon talaga ang best games namin. Ibinuhos namin lahat para manalo sa games na iyon,” said Arbasto.

“Hopefully makalaban namin sila sa second leg. Kailangan naming pag-aralan ni Jude para tuloy-tuloy ang laro namin. Mukhang nagkaroon kami ng problema sa climate, sa usap sa loob ng court. Iyon ang mga adjustments na kailangan naming gawin,” he added.

Grateful for another tournament to play during the pandemic, Rondina and Arbasto thanked the Philippine National Volleyball Federation, the BVR, and their mother club for making things happen.

The former University of Santo Tomas sand court stars have resumed training Tuesday morning for their quest of completing a sweep in this Cagayan town.

The BVR on Tour Santa Ana is sponsored by Puso Pilipinas, Smart Sports, Santa Ana LGU, Tuguegarao LGU, Board Member Aj Ponce, Congressman Junjun Nolasco, TikTok Phlippines, EVI Construction, Savepoint Plus, Xentro Mall, Toyota Tuguegarao, Ibuprofen Paracetamol Alaxan FR, Summit Natural Drinking Water, Enervon and Enervon Activ; and supported by the PNVF.

Written By

Tiebreaker Times Logo

You May Also Like

Beach Volleyball

Jude Garcia and Krung Arbasto sent Iran-2’s Iran’s Bahman Salemiinjehboroun and Abolhassan Khakizadeh into a decider but eventually absorbed defeat in the quarterfinals of...

Beach Volleyball

Jude Garcia and Krung Arbasto made sure this will not be the Philippines’ last day in Phuket. The two-time Beach Volleyball Republic champions completed...

Beach Volleyball

Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons absorbed two contrasting defeats while Dij Rodriguez and Genesa Eslapor arrested their skid in the 2021 Asian Senior Beach...

Beach Volleyball

AJ Pareja and Henry Pecaña suffered a tough three-set defeat, while Jude Garcia and Krung Arbasto absorbed a straight-set loss in the men’s matches...

News

Jia Morado closed a chapter in her fairy tale story with Miguel De Guzman in the only way possible – on 11/11. Morado and...

Beach Volleyball

Negros Occidental Beach Volleyball Club has made strides in its initial foray in Beach Volleyball Republic in Santa Ana, Cagayan. Delimondo’s Bianca Lizares and...

Beach Volleyball

SANTA ANA, Cagayan — Tuguegarao provided one of the inspirational stories in the BVR on Tour bubble here. Starring AJ Pareja and James Pecaña,...

Beach Volleyball

SANTA ANA, Cagayan — Creamline 1’s Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons completed a women’s golden double in the bubble following a 21-13, 21-11 conquest...

Advertisement