UAAP Season 81 beach volleyball: UST whips UE, stays unbeaten

Mark Escarlote on Sep 28, 2018 02:51 PM
UST whips UE, stays unbeaten
Sisi Rondina led University of Sto. Tomas to its fourth straight win in the UAAP Season 81 women's beach volleyball tournament.

University of Sto. Tomas picked up from where it left off with another dominating win to remain unscathed in Day 3 of the UAAP Season 81 women’s beach volleyball tournament Friday at the Sands SM by the Bay.

Three-time Most Valuable Player Sisi Rondina and new partner Blove Barbon manhandled the University of the East duo of Shan Ritual and Donna Nebrea in an emphatic, 21-4, 21-7, win for their fourth straight win in as many outings.

Rondina landed eight aces in the match as the three-peat-seeking Tigresses made quick work of the listless Lady Warriors in a rather cloudy weather giving players some respite after a scorching first two days of the event.

“Always lang talagang nasa isip namin na kapag pumuta ka sa laban kailangan ang mindset mo mananalo ka at di mo makukuha ang panalo na yun kung hindi mo tatrabahuhin,” said Rondina, who is hoping to end her collegiate beach volleyball career with her fourth title.

“Itinodo na lang namin kasi mas malaki ang opportunity na manalo kung uunahan mo eh,” added Rondina. “Malakas man o mahina siyempre lalaban pa rin kami. Ako talaga ayokong mapapahiya ang team, ayokong mapahiya ang school namin. Nasa akin kasi ayoko talagang matalo eh.”

UST will get a three-day break before taking on the challenge of another unbeaten team National University on Tuesday.

The Lady Bulldogs pair of Antonette Landicho and Klymince Orillaneda preserved their unblemished card with a 21-11, 21-15, victory over Far Eastern University’s Ivana Agudo and Marianne Calinawan.

NU tied UST with 4-0 win-loss slate and handed the Lady Tamaraws their third loss in four outings.

In other results, University of the Philippines’ Isa Molde and Justine Dorog came back from a set down to cop their second win in four outings, 19-21, 21-13, 15-12, at the expense of Adamson University’s Hannah Infante and Gracelchen Ave.

De La Salle University moved up to solo third after a quick work of Ateneo de Manila University, 21-14, 25-23, in the last match of the day.

The pair of Tin Tiamzon and former Lady Eagle Michelle Morente improved to 3-1 slate while sending the Ateneo duo of Ponggay Gaston and Jules Samonte to 1-3 card tied with Adamson.  

 

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