San Beda netters preserve perfect record, win sixth straight
ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 07, 2016 01:40 PM
San Beda scored its sixth straight victory.
Defending champion San Beda waylaid Arellano U via a 3-0 sweep in a duel of unbeaten teams Wednesday to seize the solo lead in the 92nd NCAA lawn tennis tournament at the Rizal Tennis Center.
Vince Carlo Ramiscal downed Wilmer Sabas, 6-3, 6-4, in the opening singles and then Eric Fernandez and Andre Rodriguez turned back Romel Fortadez and William Deyro, 6-2, 6-4, in the match-clinching doubles win.
Andre Tuason capped the emphatic win with a 6-0, 6-4 dumping of Sabas in the final singles match.
It was San Beda's sixth straight win, putting it two wins closer to sweeping the round and clinching the first round pennant.
The Red Netters face the Letran Knights and the San Sebastian Stags Thursday and Friday.
Other results saw St. Benilde edging Perpetual Help, 2-1, Jose Rizal waylaying Lyceum of the Phl U, 3-0, and Letran besting San Sebastian, 2-1.
The top four of the first round will advance to the second round where they will play each other in another single-round format.
If the first round winner tops the second round it will clinch the title outright. If there's a different second round pennant winner, there will be a one-game championship.