Guzman and Arbasto add another title to growing collection

Guzman and Arbasto add another title to growing collection
After taking every title imaginable, including the UAAP championship, in 2016, the talented Tiger duo started the year off right by winning the Cabugao Beach leg of the Beach Volleyball Republic on Tour Saturday at Cabugao Beach in Ilocos Sur. (BVR)

UST Tiger Spikers KR Guzman and Anthony Arbasto's string of championship victories continued well into 2017.

After taking every title imaginable, including the UAAP championship, in 2016, the talented Tiger duo started the year off right by winning the Cabugao Beach leg of the Beach Volleyball Republic on Tour Saturday at Cabugao Beach in Ilocos Sur.

Guzman and Arbasto beat Jeremiah Barrica and Kevin Hadlocon in a sort of UAAP Finals rematch to take BVR's opening leg of 2017. Barrica was one-half of the FEU team that lost to the UST tandem in the UAAP Season 79 beach volleyball finals in October of 2016.

Ruling the 10-team field, Guzman and Arbasto also took home the grand prize of P40,000 while Barrica and Hadlocon settled for P25,000. Third placers AJ Pareja and Emir Akdogan pocketed a cool P15,000.

In women's play, the dream pair of Charo Soriano and Bea Tan won an all-BVR final after taking down Dzi Gervacio and Jackie Estoquia.

Soriano, winner of countless BVR legs, and Tan, one-half of the reigning BVR national champion team, went undefeated at Cabugao beach, making quick work of Coyah Abanto and Neneng Tapic of Air Force to set up the final against the pair of Gervacio and Estoquia.

Like their male counterparts, the BVR stakeholders also took home P40,000 as grand prize. Gervacio and Estoquia got P25,000 while Air Force went home with P15,000.

After Cabugao Beach, the BVR will be on tour again next month at Baler, Aurora.

 

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