BACOLOD City — Sara Klisura powered Foton to its third straight win in the Philippine Super Liga after cruising past Generika-Ayala, 25-22, 25-22, 25-16, on Saturday at University of St. La Salle here.
The Serbian import led the way with 18 points, from 15 kills and three service aces, for the Tornadoes, who stayed unbeaten in three outings.
Meanwhile, Croatian reinforcement Dragana Perunicic, Jaja Santiago and Maika Ortiz each had eight markers for Foton.
Although the back-to-back defending champion needed only three sets to win the game, which lasted for an hour and 23 minutes, Foton coach Moro Branislav remained unsatisfied.
“I'm not very happy with result,” he said. “The team still needs to get better. We want to be in good condition by the quarterfinals.”
“Maybe if we get 3-0 win in quarterfinals, I'll be more happy. Right now, I'm thinking about our matches with Petron, F2 Logistics, and Sta. Lucia. We need to be ready for them,” he added.
But the Serbian mentor’s frown was quick to disappear when asked about the warm welcome of the Ilonggos.
“Bacolod is very nice, very great atmosphere. The people have very good reactions. I like small cities like Bacolod,” he said.
Croatian import Katarina Pilepic finished with 17 points for Generic-Ayala but her efforts went down the drain as the Life Savers absorbed their second straight loss and dropped to 1-3.
Bacolod native Patty Orendain, who came off the bench in the second set, was applauded by the jam-packed crowd at the venue.