Rondina, Orendain march on to PSL beach volley semifinals against Pons, Atienza
Sisi Rondina and Patty Orendain prove too much for Ginie Sabas and Jenny de los Reyes. Jaime Campos

SISI Rondina and Patty Orendain beat Ginie Sabas and Jenny delos Reyes, 21-8, 21-14, on Sunday to reach the semifinals of the Philippine Super Liga Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup at MOA Sands by the Bay. 

Despite the easy win, Rondina was not satisfied with their performance with Foton partner Orendain.

“Para sa akin pangit, hindi ako satisfied, kasi hindi ‘yun ang laro namin ni Ate Patty,” said Rondina. “And honestly naman si Ate Patty may dinaramdam siya ngayon na family (matters) pero sabi ko naman sa kanya na para sa kanya ‘yun and tutulungan kita.”

Rondina and Orendain set up a semifinal match with Bernadeth Pons and Kylie Atienza of FEU-Petron, who disposed of Pau Soriano and Norie Jane Diaz of Standard Insurance Navy, 13-21, 22-20, 15-10.

“Sabi namin, kapit lang, walang bibitaw tapos noong second and third set communication at galaw lang talaga kami,” said Pons.

Jovelyn Gonzaga and Nene Bautista whipped Maica Morada and Ces Molina, 21-14, 21-12, in the other quarterfinal match.

In the men’s side, Philippine Navy B prevailed over UE Manila, 21-13, 21-18; FEU B dominated SM By the Bay, 21-9, 21-18; TVM emerged victorious over Cignal Team Awesome, 22-24, 21-14, 15-8; FEU A crushed IEM, 21-17, 21-10; Philippine Navy A downed SM By the Bay, 21-9, 21-9.

Wayuk defeated UE Manila, 21-12, 21-14; Philippine Navy B breezed past FEU A, 21-18, 21-10; and Philippine Navy A beat TVM, 16-21,  21-17, 18-16.

The semifinals and finals matches are set on Sunday.


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