DEFENDING men’s champion University of Santo Tomas and La Salle secured the first two semifinal slots in the UAAP Season 75 table tennis tournament Sunday at the Blue Eagle Gym.
The Growling Tigers trounced Adamson and University of the East via identical 3-0 scores, while the Green Archers also posted similar 3-0 triumphs against Ateneo and Adamson.
UST and La Salle now have 12 wins in 13 outings with one playdate left in their respective elimination round schedule.
Singles players Merson Gumabay and Reymark Salutillo and the tandem of Alberto Bazar and Norielle Pantoja provided victories for the Growling Tigers, while the Archers leaned on Walden Ledesma, Jethro Yatco and the pair of Earvin de Pedro and Ted Bryan Yu.
La Salle, which swept the men’s first round, lost to Far Eastern University, its only defeat in the tournament, at the start of the second round last Saturday.