National University, La Salle begin badminton title showdown

NATIONAL University seeks to sustain its perfect run against La Salle in the men’s championship opener in the UAAP Season 77 badminton tournament on Wednesday at the Rizal Memorial Badminton Hall.

Seeking their second title in three years, the Bulldogs are hands on favorites against the Green Archers in Game 1 at 9 a.m.

Behind former MVP Joper Escueta, NU routed La Salle, 5-0, in their elimination round meeting two weeks ago.

The Green Archers, fifth placers last season, got the chance to face the Bulldogs in the title round, as the Gerald Sibayan-led squad beat the Blue Eagles, 3-0, in the stepladder semifinals last Sunday. 

Defending women’s champion Ateneo and Far Eastern University clash in the stepladder semifinals at 1 p.m.  The survivor will clash with unbeaten University of the Philippines in the finals.

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