FAR Eastern University arranged a title showdown with fancied Ateneo after ousting La Salle, 3-1 in the step-ladder semifinals of the UAAP Season 75 women’s badminton tournament Wednesday at the Rizal Memorial Badminton Hall.
Kim Mayono’s 21-17, 21-12 win over Danica San Ignacio set the tone for the Lady Tamaraws in the singles match, immediately followed by another victory as Jennifer Cayetano walloped Gelli Ramos, 21-16, 21-18.
La Salle gained a lifeline as Ramos teamed up with Danica Bolos and defeated Eloise Gail Dionisio and Clarissa Pascual 21-17, 21-12 in the first doubles.
Cayetano and Mayono trounced Flo Lamigo and Aires Amor, 21-16, 21-18 in the second doubles to secure the finals berth for FEU.
The Lady Tamaraws will face the unbeaten Lady Eagles in the finals on Saturday. In the men’s division, defending champion Ateneo will go up against top seed National University.
The Bulldogs and the Lady Eagles tote a 'thrice-to-beat' incentive for sweeping the short elimination round.