Lim powers UE to 1st round tennnis sweep; NU top women's
ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 27, 2017 11:43 AM
Christine Patrimonio powered the NU Lady Bulldogs to first place in the UAAP women's tennis tournament.Rookie sensation AJ Lim powered University of the East to a first round sweep in the UAAP Season 79 lawn tennis tournament over the weekend.
The Red Warriors, who are still looking for their first crown, defeated defending champion National University, 4-1, and bested De La Salle, 3-1, on the next day at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center.
Lim joined forces with his fellow singles player Josshua Kinaadman in helping UE going undefeated in five ties.
The 17-year old Lim, who played for the country's Davis Cup team earlier this month, is also perfect in five singles matches.
University of Santo Tomas had mixed results in men's play over the weekend, edging De La Salle, 3-2, before losing to Ateneo, 2-3.
The Growling Tigers and the Bulldogs are tied in second place at 2-2. UST and NU will battle University of the Philippines and De La Salle, respectively, in the make-up ties for the abandoned Feb. 18 clashes tomorrow at the same Malate venue.
The reigning women's titlist Lady Bulldogs also went unbeaten in the first round with a identical 4-1 victories over the Lady Maroons and the Lady Archers.
NU went perfect in four ties, thanks to the brillant performances of former MVP winners Clarice and Christine Patrimonio.
UST beat Ateneo, 3-2, to wound up second with a 3-1 slate, while UP capped the first round with an even 2-2 card.