Bulldogs, Eagles stay perfect in UAAP badminton
ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 25, 2017 10:29 AM
National University and Ateneo de Manila University remain unbeaten after two outings.
Defending men’s champion National University topped University of Sto. Tomas, 4-1, while Ateneo de Manila University bested De La Salle, 4-1 to stay unbeaten in the UAAP Season 80 badminton tournament Sunday.
The Bulldogs and the Blue Eagles share the lead with identical 2-0 cards.
University of the East overcame Adamson University, 3-2, in the day's other tie at the Rizal Memorial Badminton Hall to enter the win column.
Keeyan Gabuelo, Christian Cuyno and Mike Minuluan shone in singles action while the pair of Alvin Morada and Cuyno provided NU's win in doubles play.
Ateneo banked on the trio of last season's Rookie of the Year Keoni Asuncion, Carlo Remo and Clarence Filart to sustain its hot start.
The Green Archers dropped to 2-1 in third place while the Growling Tigers fell in a tie with the Red Warriors in fifth spot with a 1-2 slate.
The Falcons remain winless in three starts.
In women's action on Saturday, University of the Philippines opening its bid for a fourth straight crown with a 3-2 win over De La Salle.
NU seized the top spot with a 5-0 conquest of UE for a 2-0 card, while Adamson University posted a 4-1 victory over UST.
The Lady Falcons moved in a tie with the Lady Archers at 1-1, while the Tigresses and the Lady Warriors went down at 0-2.