Rondina, Pons repeat as PSL beach volleyball champs with rout of Estoquia, Delmontano
Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons recover from a slow start to claim their second straight PSL beach volley title. Marlo Cueto

PETRON XCS’ Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons proved too much for Sta. Lucia A duo Jackie Estoquia and DM Demontano, 21-8, 21-11, in the Philippine Super Liga Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup final at Sands by the Bay on Sunday.

Rondina and Pons, who played despite fever and flu, respectively, bagged their second consecutive PSL beach volley title.

“Sobrang init tapos ’di pa kami nagti-training dito, patagalan na lang ‘yung ginawa namin,” said Rondina. “Na-survive namin and we’re blessed na napagtyagaan naming dalawa. Syempre thank you kasi nandun pa rin yung connection namin sa isa’t isa.”

“Nahirapan naman talaga kami kasi competitive naman talaga ’yung mga kalaban, mabibilis. Ang ginawa lang talaga namin ginusto naming manalo. Bawat makakalaban namin ginusto naming talunin at ito ’yung naging result,” said Pons. 

Generika-Ayala A’s Fiola Ceballos and Patty Orendain defeated F2 Logistics’ Mich Morente and Fritz Gallenero, 21-16, 21-14, to salvage the third place.

Ceballos and Orendain, runners-up to Rondina and Pons last year, said they are pleased with bronze although they were aiming for a return trip to the finals.

“No pressure lang, last game na namin ni Patty so we gave our all,” said Ceballos. “Ok lang naman kasi naka-bronze kami.”

 

 

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