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    Babylove Barbon still feeling the pressure despite strong start with Rondina

    Sep 27, 2018
    Babylove Barbon is hoping to deliver for UST just like Rica Rivera, Jem Gutierrez and Caitlyn Viray.
    PHOTO: Marlo Cueto

    THREE wins in three matches and Babylove Barbon still feels much pressure as she plays with multi-titled beach volleyball player Sisi Rondina in UAAP Season 81.

    Rondina has won three titles with different partners at UST, and Barbon is hoping to deliver just like Rica Rivera, Jem Gutierrez and Caitlyn Viray.

    “Sobrang saya na sobrang pressured kasi yun nga last year na ni ate Sisi, kailangan namin na mas maganda yung pag exit niya,” said the Barbon, a rookie from Bukidnon.

    “Kinabahan po kasi first time ko po, rookie po ako. Wala pa po masyadong experience tulad ni Ate Sisi kasi marami na po siyang nasalihan,” Barbon said. “So ginawa ko na lang pong motivation para ipush ko yung sarili ko para tulungan si Ate Sisi.”

    Rondina and Barbon beat UP’s Isa Molde and Justine Dorog, Ateneo’s Ponggay Gaston and Jules Samonte and De La Salle’s Mich Morente and Tin Tiamzon.

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    The Tigresses have four more matches in the eliminations, facing UE on Friday, before taking on NU, Adamson and FEU next week.

    Rondina says there is still a lot of work to do.

    “Meron pa siyang kulang, meron pa din akong kulang. Doon kami magkatugma. Overall naman, ang maganda is naglalaro lang kami. 'Yun lang 'yung gusto namin gawin,” Rondina said. “Lahat naman challenge kasi anytime pwede kaming matalo. Basta stick lang kami sa training ang sa goals namin.”

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    Babylove Barbon is hoping to deliver for UST just like Rica Rivera, Jem Gutierrez and Caitlyn Viray.
    PHOTO: Marlo Cueto
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