University of Santo Tomas, Far Eastern University-Diliman, and University of the East posted their first victories in the Girls’ Division as the UAAP Season 82 High School Beach Volleyball tournament debuted Saturday at Sands SM By The Bay.
Vanessa Bangayan and Jullana Carreon of the Junior Tigresses overcame a tough stand by De La Salle-Zobel’s Aira Jaboneta and Gerzel Petallo, 21-10, 24-26, 15-11, to make history in the league’s first-ever girls match.
Nikka Medina and Alexandra Juangco of the Baby Tamaraws withstood Ateneo’s Celina Vergeire and Ady Lasala, 22-20, 21-19 win.
Chris Ann Susbilla and Dea Villamor of the Junior Warriors made quick work of Adamson University’s Mary Grace Borromeo and Ayesha Juegos, 21-9, 21-14, in the other match for the day.
Nazareth School of National University drew an opening day bye will see action Sunday with games against FEU and Adamson University.
High school beach volleyball is introduced by the league as a demonstration sport this season.