La Salle's Cheng-Tiamzon, UST's Rondina-Gutierrez off to strong start in UAAP beach volley

DEFENDING champion La Salle started its campaign with a  19-21, 21-15, 15-11 win over Far Eastern University in the opening match of the UAAP Season 79 women's beach volleyball at the MOA Sands by the Bay on Saturday morning.

The tandem of Desiree Cheng and Ernestine Tiamzon overcame a slow start to deny Bernadeth Pons and Kylie Atienza.

Veteran Kim Fajardo, who partnered with Cyd Demecillo last year to win the team's first UAAP beach volleyball title, has been relegated to alternate role as she prepares to play with a PSL team in the Women's Club World Championship from October 18 to 23.

Meanwhile, University of Santo Tomas’ Sisi Rondina and Jem Gutierrez made short work of Ateneo’s Mich Morente and Kim Gequillana, 21-10, 21-15.



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