SEA Games: PHI takes down SGP to take home first medal since 2005

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Dec 06, 2019 11:18 AM
PHI takes down SGP to take home first medal since 2005
The Philippines is a medalist again in women’s beach volleyball

SUBIC - The Philippines gave Singapore no chances, Friday at the converted Tennis Court here, and got its hands on its first medal in Southeast Asian Games women’s beach volleyball in a long, long while.

Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons as well as Dij Rodriguez and Dzi Gervacio were women on a mission and swept the Singaporeans in the virtual bronze medal match, 2-0.

First, the Rondina-Pons power pairing outclassed Serene Ng and Ee Shan Lau, 21-17 and 21-13.

Both the proud products of University of Sto. Tomas and Far Eastern University did heavy lifting with the latter scoring the spikes that sealed the deal in both sets.

Not long after, the duo of Rodriguez and Gervacio did the same, blanking Eliza Chong and Gladys Lee, 21-18 and 21-16.

This is the first time since 2005 that Filipinas have stood on the sport’s podium in the regional meet.

Prior to this, it was the awesome twosome of Heidi Ilustre and Diane Pascua that won a medal - a bronze one - for the Philippines.


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