INSTITUTO Estetico Manila snapped a four-match skid, stunning Systema, 25-23, 25-21, 25-19, on Wednesday in the Philippine Super Liga All Filipino Confernce at the Cuneta Astrodome.
Alexis Faytaren scored 14 and Michael Conde had 10 points for the Phoenix Volley Masters, who improved their win-loss card to 2-4.
Chris Macasaet finished with 12 markers from eight spikes, two blocks and two service aces, for Systema, the PSL Grand Prix runner up which now bows out of the finals race.
Unbeaten PLDT Home (6-0) had earlier clinched a finals spot, while Cignal HD on Wednesday formally claimed the other berth in the title match with a 5-2 card after a four-set win over Via Mare.
The Active Smashers are in third spot with a 3-4 slate.