Tigresses win, give Lady Eagles automatic spot in UAAP 80 Tennis Finals

Tigresses give Lady Eagles free ride to UAAP Tennis Finals
The Tigresses, last season's runner-up, will secure the twice-to-beat advantage in the championship tie if they beat the Lady Eagles in the final day of eliminations at 8 a.m. on Sunday at the same Malate venue.

The University of Santo Tomas shut the door of University of the Philippines, 4-1, giving Ateneo a free ride into the women's Finals of the UAAP Season 80 lawn tennis tournament Sunday at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center.

The Lady Eagles blew their chance of making it right away after De La Salle University scored a 3-2 victory in the morning tie, needing some help from the Tigresses to formalize their entry.

UST extended its unbeaten run to five ties, while Ateneo now holds a 3-2 record.

The Tigresses, last season's runner-up, will secure the twice-to-beat advantage in the championship tie if they beat the Lady Eagles in the final day of eliminations at 8 a.m. on Sunday at the same Malate venue.

A victory by Ateneo over UST will make the Finals a best-of-three series.

The Lady Maroons and the Lady Netters fell at 1-4 and will face off for third place at 12 noon on Sunday.

In the men's division, defending champion University of the East remained undefeated in seven ties as it trounced UP, 4-1.

The Red Warriors go for the twice-to-beat incentive against the Blue Eagles in a Finals preview at 8 a.m. on Sunday.

Ateneo, which has a 5-2 record, is eyeing for a victory to make the championship tie a best-of-three showdown.

De La Salle University turned back UST, 3-2, to secure third place, ending its men's division stint with a 4-4 slate.

 

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