UAAP Season 81 badminton: NU to meet UP in men's Finals rematch

ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 08, 2018 02:19 PM
UAAP Season 81 badminton: NU to meet UP in men's Finals
NU completed a 6-0 elimination round sweep and has won 41 consecutive ties.

The University of the Philippines set up a men's Finals rematch with reigning four-time titlist National University following a 3-2 win over Ateneo on Monday in the UAAP Season 81 badminton tournament.

JM Bernardo and Vinci Manuel came through with a 21-15, 21-15 victory over Fides Bagasbas and Sean Chan in the second doubles, while rookie Kyle Legaspi, who rebounded from an second set defeat to beat Carlo Remo, 21-12, 9-21, 21-17, in the deciding singles for the Fighting Maroons to clinch the tie.

Bernardo provided UP's other win with a 24-22, 21-4 conquest of Bagasbas in the first singles.           

The Bulldogs and the Maroons open their best-of-three tie at 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Rizal Memorial Badminton Hall.

NU completed a 6-0 elimination round sweep and has won 41 consecutive ties.       

Ateneo, which bested De La Salle in the first step-ladder Sunday to advance, equalized with UP after Keoni Asuncion turned back Michael Clemente, 21-19, 21-14, in the second singles and later took the lead after Remo and Asuncion subdued Betong Pineda and Harvey Tungul, 21-19, 21-14, in the first doubles.

 

 

 

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