Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

2020 Tokyo Olympics

SiPons, Abdilla compose 20-strong beach volley team

Cherry Rondina, Bernadeth Pons, Dzi Gervacio, Dij Rodriguez, Jude Garcia, Jaron Requinton, and James Buytrago are back for another tour of duty with the national team. 

“We are presenting the men and women of Philippine volleyball who will do battle in two important tournaments later this year,” PNVF President Tats Suzara told the press conference also attended by his secretary general Donald Caringal; National Team Commission chair Tony Boy Liao; and coaches Paul Jan Doloiras (beach volleyball men), and Rhovyl Verayo (beach volleyball women).

The seven players who won bronze in the 30th Southeast Asian Games were part of the pools for the women’s and men’s beach volleyball teams by the Philippine National Volleyball Federation.

Joining the men’s side is SEA Games indoor volleyball silver medalist Ranran Abdilla.

Meanwhile, for the women’s side, decorated volleyball grounds University of Santo Tomas and Abanse Negrense saw themselves well-represented.

Joining the 2019 SEA Games quartet are UST’s Babylove Barbon, Gen Eslapor, and Mer Jauculan; and Abanse Negrense’s Jennifer Cosas, Alexa Polidario, and Erjane Magdato.

Notable cuts from the women’s team were Jovelyn Gonzaga, Jackie Estoquia, and DM Demontano.

Completing the men’s side are Anthony Arbasto, Philip Bagalay, Jade Becaldo, Calvin Sarte, James Pecaña, and AJ Pareja.

“These men and women, may I say, are to become lethal in the next five months or so,” said Liao, who joined the press conference from the US.

“The national coaches took their time in determining who deserves to be in the pool.”

The beach teams will begin practice earlier than their indoor counterpart. They will also compete in the 2018–2020 AVC Continental Cup Final from June 21-27. It is an Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

#ReadMore  F2 Logistics avoid Lipa letdown, escape Petron

“For beach volleyball, they will start their bubble training next week, May 15 in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte,” said Suzara.

Written By

Tiebreaker Times Logo

You May Also Like

2021 AVC Women's Championship

The calendars for the end-quarter of 2021 and 2022 were forged in a fruitful meeting/workshop among concerned Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) officials and...


Chery Tiggo has declined the invitation to play in the Asian Women’s Club Championships.  According to Premier Volleyball League commissioner Tony Boy Liao, the...


Good news finally came to the Perlas Spikers. The team cleared its final hurdle before it can begin its campaign in the 2021 Premier...


To minimize close contact between the competing teams, the Premier Volleyball League has decided to eliminate the switching of court sides and handshakes for...

2020 Tokyo Olympics

Errors doomed Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons in the golden match as the Philippines bid farewell to its Olympic dreams, Friday in Nakhon Pathom,...

2020 Tokyo Olympics

The Philippine National Men’s Beach Volleyball Team ended its 2018-2020 AVC Continental Cup stint after dropping both of their games against Australia, Friday afternoon. ...

2020 Tokyo Olympics

The Philippines’ 2018-2020 AVC Continental Cup campaign is off to a rousing start, Friday in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand. This as the duo of Jaron...

2020 Tokyo Olympics

Just like all national teams, the Philippine Beach Volleyball squad had their share of Zoom workouts in the past year plagued by the COVID-19...