NU eyes another championship double in UAAP tennis
ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 18, 2017 05:38 PM
The NU Lady Bulldogs completed a three-peat via a nine-tie sweep last season.
National University begins its quest for another championship double on Sunday in the UAAP Season 79 lawn tennis tournament at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center.
The Bulldogs take on Ateneo on Courts 1, 2 and 3 at 11 a.m., while the Lady Bulldogs clash with University of Santo Tomas in Courts 4, 5 and 6 in a rematch of last year's Finals at 12 noon.
NU was supposed to play its 11 a.m. men's tie with De La Salle in Saturday's opener but it was abandoned due to heavy rain and rescheduled to March 1.
The Lady Bulldogs, meanwhile, drew an opening day bye yesterday.
Handled by coach Karl Santamaria, NU went undefeated for the fourth straight season last year, capping another dominating campaign in the men's division with a 3-0 thumping of University of the Philippines in the Finals.
Winning 44 straight men's ties, NU's streak is currently the second longest in the league behind the Lady Bulldogs women's basketball's magnificent 48-game winning run.
NU was also impressive as the Lady Bulldogs completed a three-peat via a nine-tie sweep capped with a 3-0 blanking of the Tigresses in the championship round.
The cancelled afternoon men's tie between UP and UST, as well as the abandoned women's tie between De La Salle and Ateneo will be also be played on March 1 starting at 8 a.m.