UAAP 82: Tigers punch first men's beach volleyball Finals ticket
ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 02, 2019 05:35 PM
University of Sto. Tomas marched into the Finals after beating Adamson University.
Defending champion University of Sto. Tomas booked the first men's Finals berth as Jaron Requinton and Rancel Varga toppled Adamson University's Leo Miranda and Jesus Valdez, 21-12, 21-15, the UAAP Season 82 beach volleyball tournament Wednesday at Sands SM By The Bay.
The other semifinal between Far Eastern University and National University was halted due to thunderstorm.
The Bulldogs won the first set, 21-13, but officials put the match on hold when lightning came at the start of the second set. Action will resume on Saturday.
The Tigers earlier completed a seven-match sweep of eliminations with a 21-18, 22-20 conquest of the Tamaraws' Jude Garcia and Kevin Hadlocon.
The loss dropped the Falcons to the third place game on Saturday.
NU's James Natividad and James Buytrago needed three sets to repulse Adamson, 21-17, 20-22, 15-11, to finish third in the elims with a 5-2 card. The Falcons settled for fourth at 4-3.
University of the Philippines' Niccolo Consuelo and Louis Gamban bested University of the East's Lloyd Josafat and alternate Al-jhon Abalon, 21-14, 21-16, to end its season in fifth place with a 3-4 mark.
De La Salle's Vince Maglinao and Ian Jumandos made quick work of Ateneo's Abai Llenos and Kurt Aguilar, 21-15, 21-13, for a 2-5 slate in sixth.
The Red Warriors and the Blue Eagles ended up at 1-6 and 0-7, respectively.