PHILIPPINE Merchant Marine School and Manila Tytana Colleges defeated separate rivals on Friday to begin the 4th Interscholastic Athletic Association men's volleyball tournament at the Technological Institute of the Philippines gym.
PMMS leaned on Michael Uy, Edlar Destrisa, Angelo Macalma, Jonathan Nazareno and Mohammad Madnur to defeat defending champion FEATI University, 25-19, 25-17, 25-22.
On the other hand, the trio of Emmanuel Aban, Lucky Perez and Aaron Cueto powered Manila Tytana to a 25-14, 25-18, 25-17 downing of Manila Adventist Medical Center and Colleges.
It was a rousing start for both teams in the volleyball tourney backed by Molten and Mikasa of Sonia Trading, Globe and Abot Kaya Pinoy.
Meanwhile, Philippine Women's University squeezed past St. Dominic College of Asia, 42-40, on Wednesday to barge into the win column of the men's basketball tournament.
PWU, which improved to 1-2 for a tie with Feati for fifth, had no player in double figures with Morris Pallares leading the way with nine markers but it was enough to foil the stubborn challenge of SDCA.
La Consolacion College-Manila trounced FEATI, 43-39, as Jimmy Brown posted 11 points to climb up to a 3-0 slate.
LCCM is one of two teams with a perfect record, joining PMMS, which got 25 points from Elmar Posadas to beat Manila Tytana, 58-43.
Dhon Reverente added 13 points as the Mariners hiked their record to 4-0, moving two wins shy of completing a six-game sweep of the classification round.