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    Patrimonio sisters stand at forefront as NU Lady Bulldogs clinch UAAP tennis repeat

    Mar 2, 2015

    WITH sisters Clarice and Christine Patrimonio delivering the goods, National University swept its way to a second straight women's crown with a 3-0 victory over University of Santo Tomas in the UAAP Season 77 lawn tennis tournament over the weekend at the Olivarez Sports Center.

    The doubles tandem of Hannah Espinosa and Junnelyn Polito also shone for the Lady Bulldogs, who won the best-of-three title series, 2-0.

    Clarice Patrimonio, who bagged tournament MVP honors, tripped Macy Gonzales, 6-2, 6-2, in the first singles before Hannah Espinosa and Junnelyn Polito downed Lenelyn Milo and April Santos, 6-2, 6-1, in the first doubles.

    Christine Patrimonio, last season's MVP, hacked out a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Kendies Malinis in the second singles to seal the deal for NU, who also fashioned out a 3-0 win over Season 75 champion Tigresses in the Finals opener.

    NU earlier captured its third straight men's lawn tennis championship with another perfect 11-0 season, extending its unbeaten three-year run to 33 ties.

    The Bulldogs' Fritz Verdad took home tournament MVP honors.

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