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UST Tiger Jins escape UE Red Jins in highlight series

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With the series tied at 3-apiece, it was Heavyweight Cedrick Perez securing the win over John Michael Agno to give the UST Tiger Jins a perfect slate after Day 1 of competition.

Rookie King Philip Pineda blasted Rryel Joshua Ramirez in the 1st round of the men’s finweight match with an imposing 12-3 lead before closing the 2nd round with an 18-6 victory. Last season’s flyweight bronze medalist Rhayzor Catris tied the series with a 9-4 win over Joenel Rendora. Philippine team member Paul Romero escaped Jenar Torillos with a 5-3 win over Jenar Torillos. 3 of Romero’s 5 points would come from the 6 kyonggo’s incurred by Torillos. Frasser Tahil would score the golden point in the early goings of the sudden death round against Joaquin Mendoza to tie the series 2-2. FEU Welterweight John Mirasol would fall into an early 7-3 hole against rookie Aries Apispisan. Mirasol would showcase a highlight round to score 10 points, 8 coming from an array of body kicks, to win the match 13-8. With the series on the line, big men Cedrick Perez and John Michael Agno duked it out in the 7th and final match of the series. Agno would gain a small 5-3 advantage at the end of the 1st round. The 2nd round saw Perez let loose with a series of head and body kicks to win the match 13-11 and give UST another series win.

SERIES SUMMARY
DAY 1 MORNING SERIES: UE vs. UST
UE 3 – 4 UST


MEN’S FINWEIGHT MATCH
UE: KING PHILIP PINEDA (W-L: 2-0) def. UST: RRYEL JOSHUA RAMIREZ (W-L: 0-2) via final score (PTF)


MEN’S FLYWEIGHT MATCH
UST: RHAYZOR CATRIS (W-L: 2-0) def. UE: JOENEL RENDORA (W-L: 1-1) via final score (PTF)


MEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT MATCH
UST: PAUL ROMERO (W-L: 2-0) def. UE: JENAR TORILLOS (W-L: 1-1) via final score (PTF)


MEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT MATCH
UE: FRASSER TAHIL (W-L: 1-1) def. UST: JOAQUIN MENDOZA (W-L: 1-1)  via sudden death (SD)


MEN’S LIGHTWEIGHT MATCH
UST: JUAN MIGUEL RAMOS (W-L: 2-0) def. UE: RAYMOND CANO (W-L: 1-1) via final score (PTF)


MEN’S WELTERWEIGHT MATCH
UE: CRIS PAUL JOHN MIRASOL (W-L: 2-0) def. ARIES CAPISPISAN (W-L: 1-1) via final score (PTF)


MEN’S MIDDLEWEIGHT-HEAVYWEIGHT MATCH
UST: CEDRICK PEREZ (W-L: 2-0) def. UE: JOHN MICHAEL AGNO (W-L: 0-2) via final score (PTF)

NEXT MATCHES
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