UAAP Season 80 lawn tennis: Lim returns as UE tops UST
ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 10, 2018 08:38 PM
UE's men's doubles squads also collected victories against UST on Saturday.AJ Lim wasted no time in powering titleholder University of the East to a 5-0 romp of University of Santo Tomas Saturday in the UAAP Season 80 lawn tennis tournament.
Making up from lost time after missing the opener due to his Philippines Davis Cup commitments last weekend in Jakarta, Indonesia, reigning MVP Lim downed Dave Mosqueda, 6-3, 6-0.
The Red Warriors simply stamped their class over the Growling Tigers in a rematch of last year's Finals to grab the solo lead with a 2-0 card at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center.
Aside from Lim, UE's other singles winners were Dolfo Barquin, who swept Joel Librodo, 6-0, 6-0, and Joshua Kinaadman, who overcame a close first set to topple Dominic Lanzado, 7-5, 6-0.
The Warriors' double players needed extra effort before prevailing, as Rogelio Estaño and RJ Saga outlasted Mark Cabahug and En-En Lopez, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3, while Jeric delos Santos and Harry Karon rallied past Francis Suazo, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.
In the other tie, De La Salle University scored a 5-0 victory over University of the Philippines to join UST in second place with a 2-1 card.