UAAP Season 80 table tennis action begins Saturday
ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 22, 2017 07:29 PM
La Salle eyes its fourth straight women's table tennis title in the UAAP.University of Santo Tomas and De La Salle University open their respective title-retention bids in the UAAP Season 80 table tennis tournament on Saturday at the UP College of Human Kinetics Gym.
The morning sessions begin 8 a.m., while the afternoon matches are at 1 p.m.
Last season, Growling Tigers went perfect in 16 matches season to end a three-year title drought in the men's division, while the Lady Archers extended its reign in the distaff side.
UST swept the best-of-three series against De La Salle via identical 3-0 scores to capture a league-best 26th men's diadem.
The Tigers' victory halted La Salle's improbable run to the title round. The Green Archers finished sixth in the elims and hurdled five do-or-die matches to advance.
La Salle won its third straight title - and the first in the post-Ian Lariba era - with a 3-2 decision against the Tigresses in the championship decider. The Lady Archers have now won five crowns overall.