SM By The Bay is king of the sand after ruling Superliga Beach Volley Challenge Cup
Inaugural men's Super Liga Beach Volley Challenge Cup champion SM By the Bay is flanked by SM Prime Holdings Inc. executive Hans Sy and Super Liga president Tats Suzara. Jerome Ascano

SM By the Bay A imposed its might over Champion Infinity B, 21-17, 23-21, to bag the inaugural men’s title of the Philippine Super Liga Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup at the SM Mall of Asia on Saturday.

The duo of Jade Becaldo and Hachaliah Gilbuena needed three match points in the title-clinching set to finally turn back the gusty pair of Tippy Tipgos and Marjun Alingasa.

SM By the Bay A was unbeaten in its run for the title.

Cignal HD Spikers copped third place with a walkover win over Centerstage.

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