UST, University of Mindanao Tagum advance to Nestea Beach Volley semis
Sisi Rondina is starting to get adjusted to new partner Jem Gutierrez as the UST pair look to defend their title. Jaime T. Campos

BORACAY -- Defending champion University of Santo Tomas and University of Mindanao Tagum both posted straight-set wins to move up to the semifinals of the Nestea beach volleyball tournament on Friday.

The tandem of Sisi Rondina and Jem Gutierrez were sizzling as the scorching Boracay heat as they dominated the Viray twins, Maria Nieza and Maria Jeziela, of San Beda, 21-7, 21-13.

"Hindi pa pulido ang galaw namin kanila. Medyo nangangapa pa ako kasi sa totoo lang nag-aadjust pa ako sa kanya (Gutierrez) and siya rin nag-aadjust pa sa akin," said Rondina, who won the title last year with Rica Rivera.

"Pero ginawa namin ang best namin para sa laro and mabuti nanalo kami ng two sets lang," she added.

Meanwhile, Dannah Quisado and Mary Cris Asena of UMT denied Floremel Rodrigiez and Therese Ramas of Southwestern University, 21-19, 21-19.

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