Four-peat-seeking University of Santo Tomas and National University continued to stamp its class in the UAAP Season 85 men’s beach volleyball tournament Wednesday at Sands SM By The Bay.
Jaron Requinton and Rancel Varga overcame a tough second-set challenge from Far Eastern University’s Vincent Nadera and Martin Bugaoan before carving out a 21-14, 22-20 victory
The Tiger Sands then scored a swift 21-12, 21-9 win over Adamson’s Francis Casas and Evander Novillo to secure their place in the Final Four with a 5-0 slate.
NU also reached the Final Four at 5-0, as James Buytrago and Pol Salvador beat Adamson University’s Casas and Novillo, 21-10, 21-14, and University of the East’s Jake Abria and Allen Buensalida, 21-10, 21-3.
Ateneo’s Jian Salarzon and Amil Pacinio downed University of the Philippines’ Dan Nicolas and Erl Eusebio, 21-17, 21-8, for a 3-1 record in third place.
The Tamaraws now sit in fourth place at 2-2.
De La Salle’s Noel Kampton and Vince Maglinao entered the win column after three straight losses with a 21-13, 21-9 tripping of UE’s Abria and Buenasalida. The Green Spikers are now tied with the Fighting Maroons in fifth spot.
Action resumes on Saturday.