UAAP Season 80 table tennis action begins Saturday
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.