Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times


Blue Eagles keep season alive with win over Fighting Maroons

Just like a season ago, the two Katipunan-based schools split their assignments.

The Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles avenged their first round loss, upending the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons, 4-1, to take their third win of the season, Sunday at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center.

Maroon third-year player Joshua Cano started the day with a thorough win over AJ Rivero, 6-1, 6-4. The win, however, turned out to be the Diliman squad’s lone victory of the day.

Ino Canlas displayed his dominant form and stayed undefeated after finishing off Mikko Ringia, 6-0, 6-1, in the second singles match. Following that up was Marcen Gonzales who took care of rookie Joel Atienza, 6-1, 6-1.

The Blue Eagles also pocketed both doubles matches after their usual pairs delivered the goods.

Anton Punzalan and Julian Dayrit fended off the spurts of Kyle Joseph and Vincent Alanis, 6-2, 6-2, in the first one.

On the other hand, Erj Gatdula and Luke Flores had to shake off the fiesty duo from the other side of Katipunan Mimo Tomacruz and Gabriel Guttierez, 7-5, 6-3.

Ateneo (3-4) will look to continue their uphill climb when they face the league-leading University of the East Red Warriors (6-1) on Wednesday, March 8 at 2pm.

The Fighting Maroons (1-6), on the other hand, will try to snap their struggles when they take on the University of Santo Tomas Male Tennisters (4-2) earlier that day.

#ReadMore  PBA targets late-June or early July opening for Season 46

Grew to appreciate various sports from tennis to judo. True-maroon kiddo since the new millennium. Fanboy. Singer. Occasional sports writer.

You May Also Like


University of Santo Tomas successfully defended its UAAP Men’s Tennis title on Sunday at the Felicisimo Ampon Tennis Center. The Male Tennisters pulled the...


UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas moved a step closer to taking a double championship in the UAAP Tennis tournament after winning both the first ties...


By: Justine Anne Gaerlan Defending champion University of Santo Tomas and Season 85 runners-up Ateneo de Manila University punched their tickets back to the...


University of the Philippines forced a playoff for the second Finals slot against University of Santo Tomas in the UAAP Season 86 Women’s Tennis...


By: Justine Anne Gaerlan DEFENDING champion National University inched closer to completing an elimination round sweep in the UAAP Season 86 Women’s Tennis tournament...


University of Santo Tomas inched closer to a twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four following a 4-1 romp of fellow semifinalist Ateneo de Manila...


National University’s three-peat dreams received a boost after securing a spot in the UAAP Season 86 Women’s Tennis Finals with a 4-1 victory over...


Last season’s finalists University of Santo Tomas and Ateneo de Manila University booked a return trip to the UAAP Men’s Table Tennis Final Four...