BVR national finals: Soriano-Micek combo dominate pool play
ABS-CBN Sports on May 27, 2016 08:36 AM
BVR's power couple cannot be stopped.
The national finals of the Beach Volleyball Republic on tour is underway at the sand courts in Mall of Asia.
Living up to their tags as tournament favorites, four-time leg champions Charo Soriano and Alexa Micek lead the pack after picking up three victories in day 1 of the three-day joust.
Soriano and Micek opened the action with a quick 21-9, 21-15 win over the guest team of Ivee Ilao and Tatiana Sablan.
Winners of the Cagayan, Negros Oriental, Boracay and La Union legs, Micek and Soriano then beat the Viray twins of San Beda 21-14, 21-17, to go 2-0.
In their final match of the day that wrapped up at 10 in the evening, the power duo scored a tough 20-22, 21-19, 15-10 win over Jennifer Cosas and Floremel Rodriguez.
The 16 teams featured in the culmination of the BVR on tour that started in January were divided into four pools with four teams each.
The top two squads from each pool advance to the quarterfinals followed up by the final four and the championship round.
P100,000 pesos awaits the first-ever BVR national champion while P70,000 is the consolation for the second place finishers.
Other pairs registering wins in day 1 are Cosas and Rodriguez (1-2), San Beda's Viray twins (1-1), the UST-FEU pair of Coyah Abanto and Judy Caballejo (2-0), Team Ilo-ilo Mae Demontano and Jackie Estoquia (2-1), Rae Ramas and Janelle Cabahug of Soutwestern University (1-2).
Negros Occidental leg champions Bea Tan and Fiola Ceballos also picked up victories.
BVR on tour national finals continues today, May 27, also at Mall of Asia and it will be live at ABS-CBN Sports + Action Channel 23 and ABS-CBN Sports + Action HD channel 166 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.