UST ends NU men's 44-tie win streak in UAAP tennis
ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 20, 2017 11:51 AM
NU's winning streak that spanned four seasons is now over.The University of Santo Tomas ended defending four-time men's champion National University's 44-tie winning run with a 3-2 squeaker Sunday in the UAAP Season 79 lawn tennis tournament at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center.
Singles players Dave Mosqueda, Clarence Cabahug and Nico Lanzado provided the wins for the Growling Tigers, as the Bulldogs opened their title bid on the wrong foot.
With the streak that spanned for four seasons gone in men's lawn tennis, NU's women's basketball team now holds the current longest winning run in any sports in the league with 48.
The Bulldogs' victories came from the doubles pairs of Jigo Peña and AJ Alejandre, and Allen Manlangit and Kiko Alcantara.
The University of the East, with prolific rookie Alberto Lim Jr. leading the charge, pulled off two victories over the weekend, besting Ateneo, 3-1, and University of the East, 5-0, in succession.
NU served notice to its bid for a fourth straight women's championship by blanking, Ateneo, 5-0.
Former MVPs Christine and Clarice Patrimonio, and Jzash Canja produced victories in singles play for the Lady Bulldogs, while the duos of Gold Nagret and Zara Paulino and Ana Bienes and Junnelyn Polito also emerged victorious.
UST overpowered University of the Philippines, 5-0, in the other completed women's tie.