Jelord Talisayan and Carl Cabatac of Far Eastern University-Diliman earned the distinction as the first-ever UAAP High School Beach Volleyball winners, Saturday at SM Sands by the Bay.
Talisayan and Martinez prevailed over the Bullpups pair of Jann Mark Pijo and Jvon Berdin, 25-23, 21-11.
University of Santo Tomas took a 2-0 card as Jay Rack dela Noche and Alexander Iraya made quick work of Adamson University’s Jefferson Marafol and Evander Novillo, 21-16, 21-19, and later hurdled FEU’s Talisayan and Cabatac, 21-23, 21-15, 15-10.
Ateneo High School also swept its two opening day matches as Giulian San Juan and Mikka Mendoza beat UP Integrated School’s Brett Borja and Miguel Castro, 21-13, 21-14, and De La Salle-Zobel’s Andre Espejo and John Lituania, 21-19, 11-21, 15-8.
University of the East’s Francis Babon and John Michael Apolinario rebounded from a 19-21, 21-14, 14-16 loss to De La Salle-Zobel’s Espejo and Lituania with a 21-7, 21-7 romp of the UPIS pair of Borja and Castro.
Adamson University’s Marafol and Novillo edged NSNU’s Pijo and Reymart Reyes, who replaced Berdin midway in the game, 21-18, 19-21, 15-11, to enter the win column.
It was a competitive opening day featuring four three-setter matches.
High school beach volleyball is introduced by the league as a demonstration sport this season.