Keeping the spirit of summer fun alive at the 2016 Nestea Beach Volley Tournament
ABS-CBN Sports on May 13, 2016 03:30 PM
Rachel Ann Daquis lead Team Plunge over Team Chillax in the fantasy match.
Beach lovers and volleyball followers alike were treated to star-studded matches at the 2016 Nestea Beach Volleyball Tournament held in Boracay.
“This year, Nestea brings the best collegiate teams in the country together in a friendly competition of beach volleyball that highlights sportsmanship and excellence," said Nestea’s AVP for Consumer Marketing, Leanne Jacinto.
In the fantasy match, Team Plunge led by FEU Lady Tamaraw Rachel Ann Daquis dominated 21-16, 24-22 against two-time UAAP Finals MVP Cha Cruz's Team Chillax.
Also in Team Plunge were two-time UAAP Most Valuable Player Abigail Maraño, former Central Philippines University team captain Jovelyn Gonzaga, and former De La Salle University Lady Spiker Melissa Gohing.
Meanwhile, Team Chillax included two-time UAAP Best Blocker Michelle Gumabao, former Ateneo Lady Blue Spiker Ella De Jesus, and former UAAP beach volleyball MVP Sheila Pineda.
“I am thankful to be part of another great year of beach volleyball fun and I hope Nestea continues with this tradition of keeping the love for sports and its values alive,” said Michelle Gumabao.
University of Santo Tomas won both the women's and men's division, behind Golden Tigresses Cherry Rondina and Jem Guttierez and their Thomasian counterparts Anthony Arbasto and Kris Guzman.
“Promoting the love for summer and the sport goes hand in hand with Nestea’s campaign to promote getting into team sports as a good way to nurture camaraderie and community among the competing schools,” Jacinto added.
Aside from hosting the annual beach volleyball tournament and summer parties during Laboracay weekend, Nestea also spearheaded #LoveTheBeach, which held shore and underwater cleanups.