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UST claws into the final 4 with a 4-2 second round record



The UST Tigresses would finish with four wins and five losses after the second round, one win more than their first round record three wins and three losses. The Tigresses ended as the number 4 seed with a 7-5 win-loss record.

UST vs NU (4-3)

The ladies from España would begin the second round on a strong note, dominating the NU Lady Bulldogs, 3-0. Girly Apas, Celinber Montes, doubles partners Katrina Tempiatura and Juvylyn Robles, all swept their NU counterparts.

UST vs ADMU (5-3)

Ateneo’s Jane dela Cruz drew first blood, bagging the first match, 3-1. Down 0-1, Girly Apas would rally, after losing the first set and bag the win for UST, 3-1. The duo of Rizza Darlucio and Maria Nacasabog, would follow their team mate’s example and defeat the duo from ADMU, 3-1. With the lead on UST’s side, V Lupeba would face a motivated Allyssa Balanzat; the face-off would go down the wire, with Lupeba managing to seal the deal for the Tigresses, 3-2.

UST vs UP (5-4)

UST would start strong against the defending champions, UP Lady Maroons, Girly Apas would rout UP’s Lugha Maderal, 3-1. The next three matches however, would go to the Lady Maroons scoring, 3-0, 3-1, and 3-0 against UST.

UST vs AdU (6-4)

Coming from a loss, the Tigresses bounced back at the beginning of the second day, cruising to a 3-0 win over Adamson. Celinber Montes, Girly Apas, and Juvylyn Robles and Katrina Tempiatura, all recorded 3-0 in their respective matches.

UST vs DLSU (7-4)

The afternoon would open on a heated note for The Tigresses and the powerhouse, De La Salle Lady Paddlers. UST’s Girly Apas would draw first blood by taking the first match in a narrow 3-2 win. The second match would feature DLSU’s Jamaica Sy winning, 3-0. In the doubles match, the tandem of Juvylyn Robles and Katrina Tempiatura would manage to rout opponents Darianne Talento and Ina Co. UST would fail to finish off DLSU and give up the third singles match, 0-3. The deciding match featured V Lupeba beating DLSU’s Marcelle Galera, 3-0. UST would bag a hard fought win, 3-2.

UST vs FEU (7-5)

The first two matches would be split between the two squads, with FEU’s Shoole Siachua grabbing the first match and UST’s Girly Apas taking the second. The lone doubles match featured a heated battle between the UST tandem of Juvylyn Robles and Katrina Tempiatura, and FEU’s Jasmine Jaro and Fatima Soya; in the end it would be the duo from Morayta that managed to grab the win.
With the game on the line UST veteran, Celinber Montes, would force a 5th match, with a narrow 3-2 win. The final match however, would fall in the hands of FEU’s Josephine Talay. UST end the eliminations round with a 2-3 loss.

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