UAAP champs Cherry Rondina, Rica Rivera of UST gain finals in Boracay spikefest

BORACAY – UAAP champions Cherry Rondina and Rica Rivera of UST advanced to the Nestea Beach Volleyball finals by defeating University of Mindanao Davao, 24-22, 21-12, on Saturday at Bocaray Beach Chalet.

Reynalyn Raterta and Mayshiel Agton of UM-D were the first to reach set point, 20-19, but a miscue from their side tied the match to give UST the momentum.

From a tied 22-all contest Rondina scored on a solid block followed by Rivera’s service ace to push UST to the title match.

The Espana-based duo faces the winner of the semifinal between La Salle and Southwestern University.

Before the tough loss to UST, UMD turned back Adamson’s Bang Pineda and Amanda Villanueva, 21-18, 18-21, 15-11.

SWU defeated University of Mindanao-Tagum, 21-10, 21-18, for the right to face La Salle.


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