Cross Court: Basketball-volleyball power couples

ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 08, 2018 04:36 PM
Cross Court: Basketball-volleyball power couples
Basketball and volleyball cupids brought these couples together.

Aside from titles won, awards garnered and lessons learned this year, a handful of Filipino athletes have found, and nurtured love between another fellow sports star.

One could just imagine how two hearts meet in the harsh battlefield of sports especially coming from different fronts.

Fate led some of the stars from the country’s top two sports – basketball and volleyball – to cross paths and develop a blooming romance.

Here are some of the power couples coming from the said sports.


Bong and Mozzy Ravena

The perfect example in this list.

Bong was a successful basketball star during his UAAP days with University of the East, the PBA and MBA while Mozzy donned the University of Sto. Tomas jersey as a volleyball varsity player.

The union produced three kids who followed their footsteps.

Kiefer and Thirdy are making their own mark as basketball standouts while their sister Dani has a budding career as a rookie setter for Ateneo de Manila University.    


Kiefer Ravena and Alyssa Valdez

What is a King Phenom without a Queen Phenom?

Arguably, the most popular sports couple of this generation, former Ateneo de Manila University King Eagle Kiefer Ravena and ex-Queen Eagle Alyssa Valdez are the equivalent of the country’s best teleserye loveteams.    


LA Revilla and Denden Lazaro


I love you past the moon and beyond the stars, baby ❤️ Happy Valentine's Day! ❤️ . @larevilla

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Whoever said that blue and green won’t mix has been living under a rock.

Say that to this sweet couple of ex-De La Salle University and current Kia guard LA Revilla and former Ateneo de Manila University and current Cocolife libero Denden Lazaro.


Philip Manalang and Cesca Racraquin


Walo ❤️

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Red is the color of love.

Well, at least for this couple Cesca Racraquin of San Beda College Lady Red Spikers and University of the East Red Warrior Philip Manalang.


Alfren Gayosa and Grethcel Soltones

Fun, bubbly, sweet and chill.

San Sebastian College cager Alfren Gayosa and former Lady Stags spiker and three-time NCAA MVP Grethcel Soltones’ relationship is simply described that way.


Myla Pablo and Patrick Aquino

As the old saying goes, in love ‘age doesn’t matter.’

National University women’s basketball team coach Patrick Aquino and former Lady Bulldogs spiker Myla Pablo proved that.

Some say that it is a May-December love affair but hey who are we to judge?

Oh by the way, we’ll be hearing wedding bells soon.


Aby Marano and Robert Bolick

The last time Aby Marano visited ABS-CBN Sports’ Down the Line, the former De La Salle University middle readily answered that if her boyfriend Robert Bolick of San Beda College asks her hand right that very moment, without second thought, she’ll say ‘yes’.


Kib Montalbo and Desiree Cheng



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KibRee is definitely real.

The De La Salle University Green Archers’ ‘man of steal’ has captured the heart of Lady Spiker and UAAP Season 79 Finals MVP Desiree Cheng, and they have been seen cheering and supporting each other through wins and losses.


Arvin Tolentino and Brandy Kramer


There's no place I'd rather be

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Three years and counting.

Judging from this picture, there’s no letting go between Far Eastern University cager Arvin Tolentino and former San Beda College Lady Red Spiker Brandy Kramer, who is the younger sister of cager Doug.


Chico Manabat and Dindin Santiago - Manabat



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Two years of marriage and an adorable daughter, National University Bullpups assistant coach Chico Manabat and Foton middle Dindin are a picture of a happy family.  


Junemar Fajardo and Aeriael Patnongon

San Miguel Beer center Junemar Fajaro is one big, tall and tough man.

Only Creamline middle Aerieal Patnongon can make this big, tall and tough man’s heart skip a beat.


Jan-Jan Jaboneta and Isa Molde

Maroon pride runs deep for Isko and Iska power couple Jan-Jan Jaboneta and Isa Molde.

Jaboneta, a sparkplug off the bench for the rising UP Fighting Maroons and Molde, one of the Lady Fighting Maroons' go-to scorers have hit it off, and are probably each others' biggest fans when gametime comes.

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