UAAP 82: UST, NU keep share of lead in Men's Table Tennis
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 12, 2019 04:47 PM
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Last year's finalists University of Santo Tomas and National University brought down both of their opponents in Day Two of UAAP Season 82 Men's Table Tennis Tournament to remain unbeaten in four ties, Sunday at the Blue Eagle Gym in Quezon City.
Defending champions Tiger Paddlers was dominant throughout the day, fashioning out convincing sweeps of Adamson and University of the Philippines.
UAAP Season 81 Rookie of the Year John Michael Castro paced the Tiger takeover with comprehensive wins over Soaring Falcon John Polido and Fighting Maroon Tim Cua, both in straight games. The doubles pair of rookie Mcleen Dizon and Odree Maldia then closed it out on both occasions for the titleholders.
For their part, the Bulldogs leaned on the impressive showing from Francis Bendebel who continued to show fine form in his two matches of the day. The third-year stalwart stopped Far Eastern University's John Rey Sombilon in just three games, before shaking off University of the East's Kyle Lanzaderas at 3-1.
NU ultimately won over the Tamaraws and the Red Warriors also both in just three matches.
UE, however, kept the third spot at 3-1 after dealing a sweep over UP earlier in the morning, ahead of La Salle, who is at 2-2. The Green Paddlers dealt rival Ateneo a 3-0 beating in the morning, before taking down Adamson in four matches later in the day.
The other tie saw FEU taking their first win of the season via a sweep of the Blue Eagles.
Women's Table Tennis release: La Salle stays perfect in UAAP Women's Table Tennis
La Salle took the top of the leader board after sweeping their outings at Day Two of the UAAP Season 82 Women's Table Tennis Tournament, Sunday at the Blue Eagle Gym in Quezon City.
The Lady Paddlers from Taft shut down rival University of the Philippines, 3-0, in the morning, before closing the afternoon session with a similar sweep of National University.
Jasmine Tan and Kimberly Sorongon completed the rout on both occasions, picking up where singles players and rookies Crystal Canoos and Rein Teodoro left off.
The Lady Green Paddler duo pulled through a tough second set loss to deny Fellane Labian and Pau Cabrera of UP in four games. They then needed a similar comeback against Romelyn Pacquiao and Amiel Sazon of NU for their squad's fourth straight win.
Ateneo, on the other hand, stunned defending champion University of Santo Tomas, 3-1, with Ana Calvo taking the win for the Lady Eagles over Ciara Derecho in straight sets in the third singles rubber.
The win put Ateneo and UST at similar 3-1 win-loss records, ahead of University of the Philippines and Far Eastern University who are both at 2-2. The Lady Eagles also won over the Lady Bulldogs at 3-1, while the Lady Tigress Paddlers earlier swept the Lady Tamaraws.
The Lady Maroons waylaid Adamson later in the afternoon, while the FEU had to clinch the deciding singles match to stop University of the East to split their day's assignments.
High School Table Tennis release: UST takes lead in UAAP Boys', Girls' Table Tennis
Both the boys and girls squads of the University of the Santo Tomas zoomed to the top of the standings of UAAP Season 82 High School Table Tennis Tournament, Sunday at the Blue Eagle Gym in Quezon City.
The Junior Tiger Paddlers had to fend of De La Salle Zobel in the deciding singles match during the morning session. Gerard Dayahan outlasted Earnst Salloman in four sets with the final game ending at 13-11 for his squad's second win.
UST then made quick work of Ateneo High School to complete the sweep of day's assignments and the 3-0 win-loss record.
Defending champions University of the East also stayed perfect after dominating both Adamson University and University of the Philippines, 3-1 and 3-0, respectively.
National University-Nazareth School had to survive Day One leader Adamson University to keep in step with the league-leaders, 3-2, to end the day at 2-1. The Baby Falcons slipped to 2-2.
On the other hand, the Junior Tigress Paddlers kept their unblemished record at 3-0 after taking down the Junior Lady Maroons in four matches in their lone tie for today.
Louese Allavado had to shake off Ashley Turqueza in the first two sets of the third singles match at 12-10 and 11-9, before dominating the third set at 11-5.
La Salle-Zobel completed their first round with a 3-2 win over the defending champion UE in the rematch of last year's finals, before defeating Adamson at 3-1.
The Junior Lady Green Paddlers are just behind UST at 3-1, while the Junior Lady Red Warriors and the Lady Baby Falcons are at 1-2.