University of Santo Tomas and Far Eastern University-Diliman bested their respective foes to claim the twice-to-beat Final Four incentive in the UAAP Season 82 High School Boys’ Beach Volleyball Tournament, Sunday at Sands by the Bay.
The Tiger Cubs’ Jay Rack dela Noche and Alexander Iraya topped UE’s Francis Babon and JM Apolinario, 21-14, 21-13, to stay perfect in six matches. Meanwhile, the Baby Tamaraws’ Jelord Talisayan and Carl Cabatac improved to 5-1 following a 21-9, 21-11 romp of Ateneo’s Mikka Mendoza and Anjo Almadro.
UE dropped to 3-3 in a tie with NSNU and Adamson University, making the race for the two remaining slots too close to call.
The Bullpups’ Jann Mark Pijo and Reymart Reyes overpowered UP Integrated School’s Brett Borja and Miguel Castro, 21-7, 21-14. The Baby Falcons’ Jefferson Marapoc and Evander Novillo then downed De La Salle-Zobel’s Andre Espejo and Leinuel Crisostomo, 21-9, 21-16.
With their fourth loss in six matches, the Junior Green Spikers and the Blue Eaglets are on the brink of missing the semis.