Bulldogs, Lady Maroons open 3-peat bids in UAAP 79 Badminton
ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 16, 2016 07:01 PM
NU begins its bid for three straight men's badminton titles against Adamson.
National University opens its bid for a third consecutive men’s title against Adamson University and University of Santo Tomas in the UAAP Season 79 badminton tournament this weekend.
The Bulldogs play the Falcons at 8 a.m. on Saturday and will take on the Growling Tigers during the same time at the Rizal Memorial Badminton Hall.
NU is actually unbeaten in 18 ties since Season 77, hoping to sustain its perfect run without last season’s MVP Peter Magnaye, who has already completed his playing eligibility. The Bulldogs have won three of the last four championships.
De La Salle University, runners-up in the last two seasons, will take on event host Far Eastern University on Saturday and University of the Philippines on Sunday.
In the women’s division, the Lady Maroons will also begin their quest for a three-peat against familiar foes this weekend.
UP will face Ateneo in an early rematch of last year’s Finals at 1 p.m. on Saturday, and Season 78 third placer De La Salle at the same time on Sunday.
After battling the Lady Maroons, the Lady Eagles will clash with the Lady Tamaraws on Sunday.
UP is also perfect in 18 ties which is spanning for two seasons.