UST stays unbeaten in UAAP beach volleyball

November 20, 2022 Theodore P. Jurado 216 views

UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas’ battle-tested Babylove Barbon and Gen Eslapor conquered Ateneo’s young crew of Pia Ildefonso and Ysa Nisperos, 21-8, 21-14, to remain unbeaten in the UAAP beach volleyball tournament yesterday at Sands SM By The Bay.

The five-peat seeking Tigresses stretched their perfect run to three games and have won 31 consecutive matches which started in Game 3 of the Season 79 Finals in 2016.

In the men’s division, UST’s Jaron Requinton and Rancel Varga defeated University of the Philippines’ Dan Nicolas and Erl Eusebio, 21-15, 21-10, to remain perfect in three matches.

National University’s James Buytrago and Pol Salvador made quick work of La Salle’s Noel Kampton and Vince Maglinao, 21-12, 21-12, to also post a 3-0 record.

La Salle’s Justine Jazareno and Jolina dela Cruz extended its perfect run to three matches by sweeping Far Eastern University’s Gerzel Petallo and Melody Pons, 21-16, 22-20.

NU’s Honey Grace Cordero and Kly Orillaneda topped Ateneo’s Ildefonso and Nisperos, 21-12, 21-14, to improve to 2-0.

The Lady Tamaraws, who earlier fashioned out a 21-16, 21-11 win over University of the East’s Ella Mae Capillano and Meriam Mungcal, fell to 1-2.

Adamson’s Mary Grace Borromeo and Aliah Marce defeated UE’s Capillano and Mungcal, 21-13, 21-12, to enter the win column after two straight defeats.

EU improved to 2-1 after Vincent Nadera and Martin Bugaoan downed Adamson’s Francis Casas and Evander Novillo, 21-18, 21-11.

Jian Salarzon and Amil Pacinio steered Ateneo to its second win in three matches following a 21-10, 21-17 romp of UE’s Jake Abria and Allen Buensalida.

Nicolas and Eusebio, who earlier scored a 21-14, 21-15 win over UE’s Abria and Buensalida, dropped to 1-2.

Earlier, Adamson’s Francis and Novillo outlasted La Salle’s Kampton and Maglinao, 21-14, 20-22, 15-12, to enter the win column.