UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas and De La Salle posted their fourth straight victories in the UAAP Season 82 Women's Beach Volleyball Tournament on Saturday at Sands SM By The Bay.
The fourpeat-seeking Tigresses, now composed of Babylove Barbon and Gen Eslapor, easily took down Adamson‘s Kring Uy and Chen Ave, 21-10, 21-9, for their 22nd consecutive victory dating back to 2016.
Last year’s runner-up Tin Tiamzon and rookie partner Justine Nazareno preserved La Salle’s unbeaten slate edging Far Eastern University's Sheena Gallentes and Sheila Mae Kiseo, 21-23, 21-10, 15-10.
The Lady Spikers overcame a first set loss and a 0-3 start to the third set as Tiamzon and Jazareno found their groove in the nick of time to deal the Lady Tamaraws their first defeat in the tournament.
"We have the potential naman to go far in this tournament and I’m proud of my teammate kasi marami kaming pinaghirapan through training," said Tiamzon.
Last year’s finalists stayed top with identical 4-0 win-loss record, while FEU dropped to third place ?at 3-1?.
Ateneo's Ponggay Gaston and Roma Mae Doromal swept National University's Andrea Abian and Chlea dela Fuente, 21-10, 21-8, to seize solo fourth place with a 2-2 record.
Meanwhile, University of the Philippines finally got its first victory after four games, as Rosie Rosier and Euri Eslapor edged University of the East's Lyen Ritual and Juliet Catindig, 12-21, 21-18, 15-13.
UP tied UE and Adamson for fifth to seventh places ?at 1-3?, while NU remained winless in four outings.