Faced with the possibility of losing their second place position to GC rival DLSU, the UST Lady Tennisters wasted no time in showing what they’ve got as they once again delivered a defeat to the still winless ADMU Lady Tennisters to at least secure a playoff matchup against long-time rival DLSU or a finals appearance.
Similar to the show of strength displayed by the NU Lady Bulldogs, the UST squad also took to the courts as fast as they could to notch a much-needed victory. Shockingly, however, the UST Lady Tennisters suffered a slight hiccup as Almea Rosales fell to ADMU’s Francis Sampaton in a one-sided match, which ended 2-6, 0-6.
The defeat of Rosales proved to only be an early stumbling block as the UST squad was quick to regain their composure. Beginning the return to winning form was the doubles team of April Santos and Lennelyn Milo who defeated their ADMU assignments, Jessica Lagman and Jana Exconde, in a one-sided 6-1, 6-0 match. Their victory was soon followed by the efforts of Kendies Malinis who also won her match against ADMU’s Naomi Riskin 6-2, 6-0 followed quickly by the victory of Macy Gonzales who defeated ADMU’s Samantha Martin in a double 6-0 victory.
Another stumbling block, however, materialized in front of UST as their second doubles team, Danica Bautista and Marian San Jose, also failed to come out as the victor against ADMU’s Jana Hernandez and Shanin Olivarez who proved triumphant after a 3-6, 3-6 match.