UAAP 82: NU paces Men's Table Tennis Day 1 leaders
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 11, 2019 01:42 PM
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National University started its quest to reclaim the men's table tennis championship, dropping only a match to join defending champion University of Santo Tomas and University of the East at the top of the UAAP Season 82 standings Saturday at the Blue Eagle Gym in Quezon City.
Transferee Francis Bendebel steered the Bulldogs to the 2-0 win-loss record after taking down both of his opponents in the morning and afternoon sessions. The former Adamson Soaring Falcon snagged one against his former school at 3-0 over Isaac Eneria, before winning against CJ Victorio of University of the Philippines at 3-1.
NU eventually took wins against Adamson and UP at 3-1 and 3-0, respectively.
UST and UE likewise share the top of the leader board with their 2-0 win-loss record.
The Tiger Paddlers swept Far Eastern University in the morning, then had to deny De La Salle University the upset with 3-2 win. Reymark Mabuang took down Marwin Eder in the deciding singles match, 3-1, for the second tie win for UST.
For their part, UE stopped both La Salle and FEU in five matches to remain unscathed.
Ateneo and Adamson split their assignments to finish at 1-1 for the day. The Blue Eagles swept the Fighting Maroons for their lone win, while the Soaring Falcons took theirs against the former.
Women's Table Tennis: UST dominates in UAAP Women's Table Tennis title-retention bid opener
Reigning UAAP women's table tennis champions University of Santo Tomas flexed their muscles early on as they swept both their opponents to open their campaign, Saturday at Blue Eagle Gym in Quezon City.
The Lady Paddlers from Espana carved two 3-0 victories against University of the Philippines and University of the East to take an early 2-0 win-loss record after Day 1 of the competitions.
Kathleen Tempiatura took care of both her doubles assignments of the day with different partners to close out both wins for UST. The fourth-year standout teamed up with Ciara Derecho in the morning to win over UP's Pau Cabrera and Lyra Duro, 3-1, and with rookie Leigh Villanueva in the afternoon against Sandy Dimaala and Joyce San Agustin, 3-1 as well.
Last year's runner-up La Salle also remain undefeated in two ties to share the lead with the Tigresses. The Lady Green Paddlers had to fend off both Far Eastern University and Ateneo in the deciding singles matches to finish at 2-0 for the day.
UE, UP, FEU, and Ateneo are all tied at 1-1 in the middle of the pack.
The Lady Warriors and the Lady Maroons both took their wins against National University, while the Lady Eagles and the Lady Eagles and the Lady Tamaraws vented their ire on Adamson University.
HIgh School Table Tennis: Adamson, UST take lead in UAAP High School Table Tennis
Adamson University and University of Santo Tomas paced the boys' and girls' divisions respectively as the UAAP Season 82 high school table tennis tournament opened Saturday at Blue Eagle Gym.
The Baby Falcons took both of their assignments of the day after fending of De La Salle Zobel in the morning in a tie that went to a deciding singles match. Adamson then stopped Ateneo High School at 3-1 in the afternoon for the 2-0 win-loss record.
Last year's finalists University of the East and University of Santo Tomas bagged victories in their lone ties for the day to keep in step with Adamson.
Defending champions Junior Red Warriors stopped rivals National University at 3-1, while the Junior Tiger Paddlers dominated University of the Philippines in three matches.
The Bullpups and the Junior Archers, nonetheless, took wins over the Blue Eaglets and the Junior Maroons to end the day at 1-1.
On the other hand, last year's third-placers Junior Tigress Paddlers clinch two-out-of-two victories for the day. UST opened the day with a sweep over Adamson, then followed it up with a 3-1 rout of La Salle Zobel.
Reigning girls champions UE fended off the Lady Baby Falcons in five matches to open their title-retention bid with a win at 3-2, as the Junior Lady Green Paddlers went out with a win over UP after the morning session.