DE LA SALLE and National University scored their third consecutive victories to remain on top of the UAAP Season 77 men's badminton standings.
The Green Archers shut out University of the East, 5-0, while the Bulldogs turned back University of Santo Tomas, 4-1, on Wednesday at the Rizal Memorial Badminton Hall to stay unscathed.
Defending champion Ateneo, with reigning MVP Patrick Natividad leading the way, fashioned out a 4-1 win over University of the Philippines to bounce back from last Sunday's loss to De La Salle and stay in third place at 2-1.
Adamson University routed Far Eastern University, 5-0, to enter the win column.
John Kenneth Monterubio opened the tie with a 21-10, 21-15 victory over Arman Manlalangit in the opening singles, while Elijah Abdel Boac beat Benjamin Silva, 21-15, 21-12, in the second singles to give the Green Archers a 2-0 cushion.
Gerald Sibayan and Carlos Cayanan then defeated Manlalangit and John Cruz in the first doubles, 21-13, 21-13, before Prince Joshua Monterubio and his brother John Kenneth outlasted Ramon Guerrero and John Gomez, 17-21, 21-15, 21-19, in the second doubles.
Jericson Oba-ob gave La Salle the shutout win with a 21-19, 21-9 decision over McNeil Roldan in the third singles.
Ariel Magnaye led NU with a 21-16, 21-14 win over John Paul Yabut, while Rosleenard Pedrosa beat PJ Pantig, 16-21, 21-19, 21-15, and former MVP Joper Escueta downed Lee Sabanal, 21-14, 21-13, provided singles victories for the Bulldogs.
The doubles pair of Escueta and Magnaye clinched the tie for NU with a smashing 21-3, 21-12 triumph over John Edgard Reyes amd Matt Tungul.
Pantig and Patrique Magnaye averted a shutout for the Growling Tigers with a 21-14, 21-13 decision over Alvin Morada and Paul Gonzales.
The Red Warriors, Tigers, Falcons and the Fighting Maroons are locked in a four-way tie at 1-2, while the Tamaraws remain winless in three starts.