UAAP 82: UST sweeps FEU to claim back-to-back titles in Men's Beach Volleyball

ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 06, 2019 04:30 PM
UAAP 82: UST wins back-to-back titles in Men's Beach Volley
(Photo courtesy of the UAAP)
University of Santo Tomas' Rancel Varga and Jaron Requinton completed a 10-0 campaign, sweeping Far Eastern University's Jude Garcia and Doy Barrica in the Men's championship round Sunday in the UAAP Beach Volleyball Tournament at Sands SM By The Bay.

The Tiger Spikers won their second straight crown, dominating the Tamaraws with an easy 21-11, 21-11 win in Game One before closing out with a 21-15, 21-19 victory.

"Consistent ang ipinakita namin ni Jaron hanggang dulo. Iniaalay namin ito sa UST, kay God, at sa family namin sa sumusuporta at sa mga coaches," said Varga, who was named the season MVP.

"Yung inspirasyon po namin yung hirap sa training at yung pagpunta ng family ko po sa Manila, kaya nakuha ko yung tropeo at yung bonus kong natanggap, which is yung MVP po," he added.

Varga praised the Tiger Spikers' former champions Krung Arbasto and KR Guzman for keeping the faith.

"Para sa kanila din dito. Palagi po kaming gina-guide. Tinuturuan po kami kung ano ang tactics, kung ano ang technique sa paglalaro ng beach volleyball," said Varga.

UST thus annexed a league-best fifth diadem.

National University's James Natividad and James Buytrago outlasted Adamson University's Leo Miranda and Jesus Valdez, 22-20, 15-21, 15-9, to claim third place.

The Rookie of the Year honors went to Buytrago.

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