The University of Santo Tomas and the De La Salle University posted contrasting wins to remain unbeaten in the UAAP Season 82 Women’s Beach Volleyball Tournament Saturday at Sands SM By The Bay.
The Golden Tigresses’ Babylove Barbon and Gen Eslapor made quick work of Adamson University’s Kring Uy and Chen Ave, 21-10, 21-9, to extend their dominant winning run to four matches and 22nd consecutive since 2016.
UST — who are chasing their fourth straight title — improved to a 4-0 record.
Still, Tin Tiamzon and Justine Jazareno needed three sets to top Far Eastern University’s Sheena Gallentes and Sheila Mae Kiseo, 21-23, 21-10, 15-10.
“We have the potential naman to go far in this tournament, and I’m proud of my teammates kasi marami kaming pinaghirapan through training,” said Tiamzon.
The Lady Tamaraws fell to third place at 3-1.
Ateneo’s Ponggay Gaston and Roma Mae Doromal made quick work of National University’s Andrea Abian and Chlea dela Fuente, 21-10, 21-8, to seize solo fourth place.
The Lady Eagles have won their last two matches after opening the season at 0-2.
FEU got a lifeline after Kiseo delivered the goods late in the extended second set. Unfortunately, De La Salle overcame a 0-3 start, with Tiamzon taking over, scoring back-to-back hits for a 10-8 lead.
Tiamzon and rookie Jazareno then delivered the key kills to seal the deal for the Lady Spikers
In the other women’s match, University of the Philippines finally entered the win column. Rosie Rosier and Euri Eslapor outlasted University of the East’s Lyen Ritual and Juliet Catindig, 12-21, 21-18, 15-13.
The Lady Maroons tie their victims and the Lady Falcons from fifth to seventh places at 1-3. Meanwhile, the Lady Bulldogs remained winless in four contests.