UST's Cherry Rondina, Jem Gutierrez one win away from tournament sweep after clobbering FEU's Pons-Atienza 

UNIVERSITY of Sto. Tomas is one win away from the title after clobbering Far Eastern University, 21-17, 21-9, on Saturday in the opener of the best-of-three finals of the UAAP Season 79 women's beach volleyball tournament at SM Sands by the Bay.

Sisi Rondina and Jem Gutierrez, who are yet to lose a set, made short work of FEU’s Bernadeth Pons and Kyla Atienza, their eighth win in as many matches.

"Wala pa sa isip namin 'yun na maka-sweep ang iniisip namin ay kung paano naman ang gagalawin namin bukas," said Rondina.

The Tigresses can the title on Sunday in the second match of the series.

"Medyo kinabahan kami sa first set. Ako honestly kinabahan talaga ako," she said.

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