Ateneo hits third straight win in men’s beach volleyball

Mark Escarlote on Oct 10, 2015 04:49 PM
Ateneo hits third straight win in men’s beach volleyball
Ateneo de Manila's Marck Espejo (right) and Carlo Sendo of De La Salle engage in a joust in their 78th UAAP men's beach volleyball match.

The Ateneo de Manila pair of Marck Espejo and Ysay Marasigan tripped De La Salle’s Carlo Sendo and Cris Dumago, 21-18, 21-16, Saturday to share the early lead in the 78th UAAP men's beach volleyball tournament at MOA Sands by the Bay.

The Blue Eagles duo collected their third straight win in as many outings tied with the University of Sto. Tomas Tigers tandem of Kris Roy Guzman and Anthony Arbasto.                

UST rallied past Adamson's Michael Sudaria and Rence Melgar, 20-22, 21-16, 15-7.        

Defending champion National University improved to 2-1 as Bryan Bagunas and Madzlan Gampong nipped FEU's Greg Dolor and Jude Garcia, 14-21, 21-11, 15-11, to rebound from its three-set loss to Ateneo Friday night.               

The Tamaraws earlier beat the Archers in the morning session, 21-9, 18-21, 15-13, while University of the Philippines entered the win column after two straight losses with a 21-18, 21-15 win over University of the East. 

In early men’s results, Adamson defeated University of the Philippines, 21-15, 16-21, 15-7, while FEU came from behind to escape with a 9-21, 21-16, 15-13, victory over DLSU.

Meanwhile, Adamson proved to be the team to beat in the distaff side as the former three-time champion Lady Falcons scooped their third straight win.

The Lady Falcons swept their two games in Day 2 of the tournament to climb on solo lead with a spotless 3-0 win-loss record.

Mylene Paat and Jessica Galanza downed University of the East’s Judith Abil and Anelica Dcaymat, 21-8, 21-7, before thrashing last year’s runner up Cyd Demecillo and Kim Fajardo of De La Salle, 21-14, 21-18.        

The twin kill came a day after Adamson tripped the defending champion University of Sto. Tomas in three sets to start their quest to reclaim the title they last held two years ago.         

Meanwhile, Alyssa Valdez and Bea Tan of Ateneo de Manila scored their second win to lurk behind the Lady Falcons.

Banking more on their short shots and placing plays rather than power hits, the Lady Eagles outplayed the Far Eastern University tandem of Bernadeth Pons and Kyla Atienza, 24-22, 21-17, for a 2-0 record.   







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