SANTA ANA, Cagayan — Creamline 1’s Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons moved two wins of clinching another BVR on Tour following masterful 21-10, 21-6 win over PLDT’s Ella and Iza Viray in the first leg quarterfinals yesterday here.
Creamline 2’s Dij Rodriguez and Dzi Gervacio, for their part, avoided an upset as they rallied from a 11-13 deficit in the 3rd set to beat the young TM crew of Mer Jauculan and Hannah Cabansay, 18-21, 21-8, 16-14, to join Rondina and Pons in the semifinals.
Good Health-CDO’s Babylove Barbon and Gen Eslapor reasserted their mastery of Eastern Perlas Spikers’ Mich Morente and Jules Samonte, 21-11, 21-11, to claim the first semis berth.
Earlier in the day, Barbon and Eslapor also carved out a 21-9, 21-13 win over Morente and Samonte to top Pool A. Barbon and Eslapor, members of the national beach volleyball team, went unbeaten in three matches.
Sta. Lucia 2’s Bang Pineda and Chay Troncoso finished second behind Barbon and Eslapor in Pool A at 2-1 following a 21-16, 21-11 victory over Toyota Tuguegarao’s Nicole Tiamzon and Jho Maraguinot.
PLDT’s Viray twins were dominant in third set in a 21-11, 19-21, 15-2 win over Delimondo’s MJ Ebro and Bianca Lizares to finished third in Pool C with an even 2-2 card and eventually secure a quarterfinals berth by finishing seventh overall in pool play.
The Eastern Perlas Spikers, who ranked third in Pool A, and Sta. Lucia 1’s Jackie Estoquia and DM Demontaño, third placers in Pool B, were actually tied at eighth spot overall at 1-2, but Morente and Samonte claimed the last spot by virtue of superior quotient.
Creamline 2’s Dij Rodriguez and Dzi Gervacio completed a four-match sweep of women’s Pool C matches with a 21-12, 21-6 rout of Black Mamba Army 2’s Jem Gutierrez and Audrey Paran.
The semifinals and the medal rounds will be played today.
The BVR on Tour sponsored by Puso Pilipinas, Smart Sports, Santa Ana LGU, Tuguegarao LGU, Board Member Aj Ponce, Congressman Junjun Nolasco, TikTok Phlippines, EVI Construction, Savepoint Plus, Xentro Mall, Toyota Tuguegarao, Ibuprofen Paracetamol Alaxan FR, Summit and Enervon, Enervon Activ, and supported by the Philippine National Volleyball Federation.
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