UAAP Season 81: UST sweeps elims, secures Finals seat

Mark Escarlote on Oct 05, 2018 04:54 PM
UAAP Season 81: UST sweeps elims, secures Finals seat
University of Sto. Tomas swept its way to the Finals of the UAAP Season 81 women's beach volleyball tournament.

Three-peat-seeking University of Sto. Tomas' Sisi Rondina and Blove Barbon booked an outright Finals seat after completing a sweep of the UAAP Season 81 women's beach volleyball tournament at the Sands SM by the Bay Friday.

The Tigresses cruised to their seventh win in as many outings after burying Far Eastern University's Ivana Agudo and Sheena Gallentes, 21-9, 21-5, to reserve a spot in the best-of-three Finals on Sunday.

UST, which has yet to drop a set in the tourney, will take on the survivor of the stepladder semifinals on Saturday.

De La Salle University's Tin Tiamzon and Michelle Morente downed University of the Philippines' Justine Dorog and Isa Molde, 21-17, 21-14, to end the elims with a 6-1 win-loss record and pocket a stepladder semis incentive.

But Dorog and Molde booked the last semis seat after breaking the hearts of Ateneo de Manila University's Ponggay Gaston and Jules Samonte, 21-19, 21-19, in a playoff for the no. 4 berth.

The Lady Eagles beat Donna Nebrea and Shan Ritual of winless University of the East,  21-10, 21-11, to tie UP at 3-4 and force a playoff for the No. 4 spot.

National University locked the No. 3 seat after partners Antonette Landicho and Kly Orillaneda crushed Adamson University's Hannah Infante and Gracelchen Ave, 21-16, 21-11, for their fifth win in seven outings.

Adamson and FEU closed their campaign with 2-5 slates.


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