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UP wins back-to-back victories over UST to advance to the finals

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Facing off in the semi-final bout the chance to meet the De La Salle Green Paddlers were the paddlers from Espana and the paddlers from Diliman. The Maroons finished the first round with the second best record at 6-1, but could only muster three wins in the second round. The Tigers would finish the second round with 5-2, overtaking UP for second place.

Lineups:

UP

Borja, Jobert Kenneth E.

Cacao, Rowell B.

Chua, Ralph Adrian O.

De Jesus, Jeferson U.

Duot Dominici Roy B.

Eludo, Marco Lean O.

Lamayan Ray Paulo C.

Victorio, Christian Jorge R.

Tiu, Lowell Kyle L.

UST

Abendan, Christian L.

Ablanque, Gil P.

Bazar, Alberto A.

Bazar, Adolfo A.

Enriquez, Kevin P.

Maldia, Rian O’neal T.

Pantoja, Norielle A.

Tunay, Shen Steward M.

Que, Paul Michael C.
Game 1 October 1, 2014, 1pm
The first semi-finals encounter would open to consecutive match victories from the Maroons, with Christian Victorio and Jeferson de Jesus routing opponents Kevin Enriquez and Adolfo Bazar. The Maroons needed only one more match victory to clinch the point, but Alberto Bazar and Norielle Pantoja would manage to pull through in a tight five-set encounter with UP’s Marco Eludo and Ray Lamayan. It was Lowell Tiu who would get the last say, routing UST’s Christian Abendan after five grueling sets to give UP the victory.
Game 2, October 1, 3pm
Gil Ablanque would open the second meeting of the afternoon with a 3-0 victory over UP’s de Jesus. Ralp Chua would answer back with a 3-1 trumping of UST’s Abendan. The doubles match would go to the tandem of Noriellle Pantoja and Alberto Bazar, once again besting UP’s Eludo and Lamayan. A 3-1 match victory by Jobert Borja over Adolfo Bazar in the fourth encounter would force a fifth match. Christian Victoria however would complete the day for the Maroons, routing Kevin Enriquez in three sets to secure the victory for UP.

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