More than Rondina's explosiveness, Mika Reyes impressed by new teammate's positive energy
Sisi Rondina comes up with the big hits to help Petron salvage win in opener, but Mika Reyes says the UST spiker provides a lot more for Petron. Jaime Campos

MIKA Reyes is pleased to be on the same side as Sisi Rondina not only because of her talent, but also because of her positive attitude.

Rondina made her presence felt in her first match as a Petron player, scoring 21 points in leading the Blaze Spikers’ comeback from two sets down against F2 Logistics on Thursday night in the PSL All-Filipino Conference.

“First time namin magka-teammate,” said Reyes. “I like her attitude kasi sa training pa lang, super ang gaan niya kasama. Siya ang tiga-motivate na, ‘Ate, kaya mo ‘yan.”

Reyes also appreciated Rondina’s positive influence on teammates, saying the UST spiker helped calm her down after committing a service error.

“Sabi niya, nag-outside ’yung serve ko… Rinemind ako kasi nanggigil ata ako sa service na ‘yun. Rinemind ako every time na nagse-serve ako, sabi niya, ‘Serve lang, serve lang.’”

“Na-appreciate ko ’yung thought niya na nag-eeffort siya na rineremind ako,” said Reyes.

That positive impact also allowed Petron to regroup and orchestrate a comeback victory against the reigning All-Filipino champions.

“Hindi kami super na-down. Na-feel ko rin sa mga teammates ko na they are enjoying the game. Sabi namin, hindi pa tapos ang laro. Then, nakuha namin ‘yung third and fourth set. All-out na kami sa fifth,” said Reyes.

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