GENERIKA-Ayala coach Sherwin Meneses wasn’t too disappointed with fifth place in the Super Liga Invitational Conference, but warned the players pressure will be on when they see action in the All-Filipino.
“Sinasabi ko sa kanila sa All-Filipino magiging mas mataas expectations ng management sa amin kasi nakita namang may ibubuga kami,” concluded the Generika-Ayala coach.
Patty Orendain, Angeli Araneta, Fiola Ceballos, Bang Pineda, setter April Hingpit and libero Kat Arado will return in the All-Filipino.
“Tatrabahuin lang namin talaga. Masisipag ’yung mga bata siguro sa All-Filipino mas maganda lalaruin ng mga bata dito.”
The PSL All-Filipino Conference opens in October, and Meneses hopes to make it deep into the tournament after a promising run in the Invitationals, winning three of their four preliminary games for joint first only to drop to third place after the tiebreak.
In a quarterfinal against Smart, the Lifesavers lacked the brilliance they had in taking down big clubs Petron and Foton.
“Sabi ko sa kanila may All-Filipino naman nasa one-fourth pa lang tayo ng ginagawa natin,” said Meneses.
The Lifesavers ended the tournament on a bright note, beating Sta. Lucia in four sets at the Muntinlupa Sports Center.
“Ang target naman namin ‘yung ranking mapaganda ng mapaganda ‘yung ranking namin. Sabi ko nga wala namang instant,” he added.