UAAP Season 81 Lawn Tennis: NU Bulldogs sweep 1st round
ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 11, 2019 04:29 PM
The Bulldogs, who are on a comeback trail after missing last year's competition, went undefeated in six ties.National University completed a men's first round sweep over the weekend with a 4-1 conquest of defending champion University of the East in the UAAP Season 81 lawn tennis tournament at the Colegio de San Agustin courts in the City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan.
The Bulldogs, who are on a comeback trail after missing last year's competition, went undefeated in six ties.
Ateneo de Manila University, which finished second to NU in the first round, swept its weekend ties with similar 5-0 victories over University of the Philippines and Adamson University.
The Blue Eagles now have a 5-2 slate alongside the Growling Tigers, who beat the Green Archers on consecutive days, 4-1, bridging the end of first round and the start of the second round.
The Red Warriors rebounded from last Saturday's loss to the Bulldogs with a 3-2 conquest of the Fighting Maroons Sunday to move at 4-3 in solo fourth. UP fell out of the top four range with a 3-4 card.
In the women's division, De La Salle University turned back titleholder University of Santo Tomas, 4-1, to rule the first round with three wins and a loss.
The Ateneo Lady Eagles bested the NU Lady Bulldogs, 3-2, to seize solo second with a 3-2 card, while the Tigresses bounced back from last Saturday's defeat to the Lady Archers with a 4-1 romp of the Lady Maroons.
UST forced a three-way tie in third place with NU and UP at 2-3.