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    UST volleyball star Tunay eager to show Lady Tigresses are for real

    Dec 31, 2013

    UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas volleyball stalwart Carmela Tunay hopes 2014 would be a better one for the Tigresses especially in their current campaign in the UAAP.

    The Espana-based squad holds an even 2-2 record for sixth place when it went on a holiday break, somethingthe 18-year-old spiker hopes to improve in the coming year.

    Tunay said the Tigresses are determined to put behind the past and start 2014 on a bright note.

    “Siyempre hindi (ako) nada-down,” siad Tunay. “Coach Odjie Mamon implemented this motto sa min na, 'Move on and move forward.'”

    “So mentality namin is to take all remaining games seriously and positively, knowing na kami lang din naman makakapagpaangat sa sarili namin,” she added.

    Before the Christmas break, UST lost to Adamson 21-25, 18-25, 18-25.

    Rookie player Ria Meneses however, said the loss only made the team stronger.

    “Hindi po kami na-da-down,” she said. “Babawi po kami sa second round. Double effort po kami next year para manalo kami.”

    Only four games had been played by UST, and Tunay believes everything is still possible for a team once considered a power in women’s volleyball.

    “So, yes, we're hoping and claiming a better year and hopefully it goes on well all throughout the season,” she said.

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