UAAP Season 81 lawn tennis: Bulldogs, Eagles clinch Final Four bonus

ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 01, 2019 02:53 PM
UAAP Season 81 lawn tennis: NU, Ateneo clinch Final 4 bonus
In the Final Four at 8 a.m on Saturday, top-ranked NU (11-1) will face No. 4 UE (6-6), while No. 2 Ateneo (10-2) will take on third-ranked UST (7-5) in the other pairing.

National University and Ateneo de Manila University secured the twice-to-beat incentives in the first-ever men's Final Four after posting convincing wins Sunday in the UAAP Season 81 lawn tennis tournament at the Colegio de San Agustin courts in City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan.

The Bulldogs blanked De La Salle University, 5-0, while the Blue Eagles overwhelmed University of the East, 4-1.

In the other tie to cap the seven-team, double-round eliminations, University of Santo Tomas nipped University of the Philippines, 3-2.

The loss, the seventh in 12 ties, eliminated the Fighting Maroons, handing the Red Warriors the last semifinals berth.

In the Final Four at 8 a.m on Saturday, top-ranked NU (11-1) will face No. 4 UE (6-6), while No. 2 Ateneo (10-2) will take on third-ranked UST (7-5) in the other pairing.

The Bulldogs and the Eagles need only to win once to advance in the championship tie.

In the women's division, NU and Ateneo forge a playoff for the remaining Finals slot after hurdling their respective final elimination round tie.

The Lady Bulldogs swept De La Salle, 5-0, while the Lady Eagles fashioned out a 4-1 win over deposed champion UST.

Despite the loss, only the second in eight ties, the Lady Archers are assured of a spot in the best-of-three championship.

NU and Ateneo, which had identical 5-3 slates, will clash in a playoff for the right to face De La Salle in the Finals at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.

 

 

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