Far Eastern University made its presence felt in the women’ fencing team foil competition at the 2015 Philippine National Games opening leg held in the Philsports Fencing Hall in Pasig City.
The team of Florida Galang, Chloe Rudio, Kim Sanchez and April Ventura topped University of the Philippines Lady Maroons' Andrea Baring, Vanessa Manalo, Christianne Pascual and Alyssa Pineda, 44-27, in the finals.
Ateneo De Manila and University of Sto. Tomas settled for bronze in the discipline’s national finals.
UP won by a hairline against UP, 43-42, in the semifinals while the Lady Tamaraws blasted Ateneo, 45-37, in the Final Four.
The State U fencers bounced back in the men’s team epee cutting down the Tigers, 45-38, in the finals.
De La Salle and Xavier took bronze.
In taekwondo, UST jins won four of the eight gold medals at stake in the men’s division while the Baguio bets sizzled in the distaff side.
The Tigers collected mints from Rhayzor Catris (flyweight), Juan Miguel Ramos (featherweight), Aries Capispisan (lightweight) and Cedric Perez (middleweight).
Other winners in the men’s division are Dennis Abenoja of San Beda (fin weight), Troyed Alstero of University of the East (bantam) and Ateneo’s Jeff Alejandro (welter) and Jeff Ong (heavy).
Coleen Heria (fin), Joanne Esguerra (light) and Karla Soria (middle) delivered the gold for the Summer Capital bets.
UE got two entries on the top podium in Jessica Canabal (fly) and Ysabel Mercado (heavy); Aivy De Asis of Ateneo won the bantamweight division gold; Arianne Asegurado took the featherweight crown while Caloocan City’s Marjelle Sy ruled the welterweight division.
In archery at Sevilla Archery Range in Novaliches, the arrow shooters of Baguio hit the bulls’ eye in three of the six team recurve events while bagging one in the compound contest.
Loren Balaoing and James Quilal won in the open recurve while Brette Hongitan, Keisha Andrada and Charmaine Villamor ruled the women’s junior recurve.
Balaoing teamed up with Shanava Dangla and Cynah Hidalgo to take the women’s open recurve gold.
Baguio, composed of Raulfo David, Jonathan Delos Reyes and Nelson Fernandez, was the runaway winner in the mixed open compound as no other entry showed up.
La Union won the mixed junior event, Pasig bets pocketed the men’s junior recurve while the club team Kodanda took the men’s open recurve gold medal.
Another club squad, Benel, defeated the only other entry in the mixed team open compound SF Sevilla to snatch the gold.
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