UAAP: Bulldogs complete golden double in lawn tennis
ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 17, 2019 10:12 AM
NU reasserts its mastery in UAAP lawn tennis.
National University reclaimed the men’s throne with a 3-1 conquest of Ateneo in the UAAP Season 81 lawn tennis tournament Saturday at the Colegio de San Agustin courts in City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan.
The Bulldogs won the hotly-contested best-of-three series, 2-1, to annex their fifth crown overall.
Completing a successful comeback after missing last year's competition, NU achieved a golden double it last accomplished in 2016, as the Lady Bulldogs earlier also won the crown.
Jeric Accion and Justine Prulla provided the clincher for the Bulldogs, scoring a 6-3, 6-1 win over Julian Dayrit and Bong Gonzales in the second doubles.
Tournament MVP Wilson Oblea prevailed over Gab Tiamson 7-6, 3-6, 7-6 (7) in the opening singles, while Rookie of the Year winner Rucel Cero and AJ Alejandre rallied past Luke Flores and Erj Gatdula, 2-6, 7-6, 7-6 (8) in the first doubles to give NU the needed cushion.
The Blue Eagles' lone victory in the deciding tie came from Marcen Gonzales, who outlasted Allen Manlangit, 6-3, 1-6, 7-5, in the second singles.