UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas and Letran won the Luzon/National Capital Region leg of the 16th Nestea Beach Volley 2013 over the weekend in Laiya, Batangas.
The Tigresses, bannered by Maruja Banaticla and Judy Caballejo and coached by Emil Lontoc, defeated University of Perpetual Help System-Laguna, 21-14 21-18, in the women’s final.
Santo Tomas beat Adamson in the semifinals to set up a date with Perpetual Help-Laguna, which advanced to the finals by beating Lyceum-Batangas.
Erickson Joseph Ramos and Rudy Gatdula led the Brian Esquibel-coached Knights to a 21-16 21-11 win over De La Salle-Dasmarinas to grab the men’s crown.
The Knights dropped the first set but survived a gruelling third set to beat Arellano and move on to the finals opposite the Patriots, winner over Perpetual Help-Laguna in their own semifinal encounter.