INSTITUTO Estetico Manila denied Via Mare of a win in its stint in the Philippine Super Liga All-Filipino Conference after pulling off a straight sets win Sunday night at the Astrodome.
Alexis Faytaren finished with 12 points, while Jeffrey Jimenez and Karl dela Calzada added 11 each in IEM's 25-17, 25-20, 25-23 victory.
It was the second straight win for IEM, which improved its record to 3-4 for fourth place with still a game left against early Finalist Cignal on Wednesday.
Via Mare ended its campaign without a win in eight games and finished at the bottom of the standings at fifth place.
Giann Ramos led Via Mare with 13 points.