BORACAY — Defending champion University of Southern Philippines Foundation and College of St. Benilde marched into the semis after disposing of separate foes on Friday in the Nestea Beach Volleyball men’s division at Bocaray Beach Chalet.
USPF tandem Edward Ybanez and Edmar Bonono defeated University of Mindanao-Tagum’s Hachaliah Gilbuena and Jhonrel Amora, 21-15, 23-21.
Johnvic de Guzman and Marjun Alingasa of St. Benilde won over Mark Gil Alfafara and Kris Roy Guzman of University of Santo Tomas, 21-17, 21-15.
In other men’s matches, Holy Cross of Davao’s Calvin Sarte and Edmar Flores beat University of Baguio’s Kurt Rosete and Noel Malaca, 21-17, 21-12, in the morning then defeated Mindanao State University’s Nur Amin Madsairi and Roldan Medino Jr., 25-23, 21-18, in the afternoon.
Before its tough loss to HCDC, MSU beat Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas’ Paul Lester Paborito and Elmer Mendoza, 21-13, 21-15.
Southwestern University’s Rommel Pepito and Jewel Cabahug took care of its assignments for the day as they downed University of Mindanao-Davao duo of Francis Caunga and Vincent Pungay, 21-18, 21-16, then defeated Collegio San Agustin-Bacolod’s Jun Vasquez and Marvin Haresco, 21-18, 21-10.
National U’s Joseph Tipay and Edwin Tolentino clobbered Vasquez and Haresco of CSAB, 21-12, 21-19.