SISI Rondina and Bernadeth Pons of Petron Sprint 4T essayed a fitting ending to their perfect campaign when they demolished Fiola Ceballos and Patty Orendain of Generika-Ayala A, 21-12, 21-8, to emerge champions of the 2017 Belo Philippine Superliga (PSL) Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup at the SM By the Bay in Mall of Asia.
Two of the best sand players today, Rondina and Pons were impressive from start to finish en route to winning the title in the event backed by Stoked, Mikasa, Mizuno, Senoh, Rebisco and SM By the Bay.
Settling for the bronze medal was the tandem of Bang Pineda and Frances Molina of Petron XCS, which edged the pair of Danika Gendrauli and Jackie Estoquia of Sta. Lucia, 10-21, 21-14, 15-9, while ousted champion Jovelyn Gonzaga and Maica Morada of Cignal HD A claimed fifth place following a 21-15, 26-28, 15-11 thrashing of Mylene Paat and Janine Marciano of Cignal B.
Meanwhile, Marijo Medalla and Bianca Tripoli of Perpetual took home seventh place after notching a 21-13, 21-19 triumph over Wensh Tiu and Abie Naval of Cocolife.
Also emerging champions were Anthony Arbastro and Calvin Sarte of Generika-Ayala, who clobbered EJ Ramos and Edmar Bonono of Cignal HD, 21-17, 21-18, in the finals of the men’s division.
Rondina, who lost to Gonzaga in a dramatic final battle last year, said her victory is very sweet as it came on the heels of winning crown in the UAAP beach volleyball tourney.