Red Warriors stay perfect in UAAP Season 80 lawn tennis

ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 12, 2018 03:35 PM
Red Warriors stay perfect in UAAP Season 80 lawn tennis
The UE Red Warriors remain perfect in three ties in the UAAP Season 80 men's tennis tournament.
Defending champion University of the East solidify its hold of the men's lead following a 5-0 romp of University of the Philippines, Sunday in the UAAP Season 80 lawn tennis tournament at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center.

Reigning MVP AJ Lim blanked Kyle Joseph, 6-0, 6-0, while Dolfo Barquin bested Jerome Silva, 6-1, 6-2, and Josshua Kinaadman beat Vincent Alanis, 6-0, 6-4, completing the Red Warriors' singles sweep.

In doubles play, Rogelio Estaño and RJ Saga outplayed Elijah Arevalo and Mimo Tomacruz, 6-2, 6-2, while Jeric delos Santos and Justine Guira defeated Joshua Cano and Joel Atienza, 6-4, 6-3, to cap UE's shutout victory.

The Warriors remain perfect in three ties.

Ateneo won its three singles matches courtesy of Ino Canlas, Bong Gonzales and Marcen Gonzales to edge University of Santo Tomas, 3-2, for its first win after two straight losses, allowing idle De La Salle (2-1) to seize solo second.

Dropping their second consecutive tie, the Growling Tigers fell in third spot at 2-2.

In women's division, Kendies Malinis comes from a set down to defeat Jana Pages in the tight decider as UST nipped Ateneo, 3-2 to take solo lead.

Malinis' 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 triumph over Pages gave the Tigresses their second straight win.

UP won over De La Salle University, 4-1, in the other tie. The Lady Maroons tied the Lady Eagles at 1-1.


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