Ex-UST tossers lead Petron winners
MANILA, Philippines — Former University of Santo Tomas teammates Angeli Tabaquero and Judy Ann Caballejo led their respective teams to victories at the start of the 2014 Petron Ladies’ Beach Volleyball at Anguib beach in Sta. Ana, Cagayan Thursday.
Tabaquero, now playing for Cagayan Valley-1, towed partner Janine Marciano to a 21-10 swamping of Letran’s Monique Joy Pablo and Ethel Macasaet.
Caballejo, who last teamed up with Tabaquero in the UAAP seven seasons ago, led Air Force-1 teammate Iari Yongco to a 21-17 stopping of Philippine National Police’s Alyanna Marie Gorospe and Justyn Mae Tadeo.
“I had to adjust my game because I haven’t played outdoors for some time now,” said Tabaquero, 24, in Filipino.
Giving the hosts another win was the tandem of Cagayan Valley-2’s Paulina Soriano and Leuseth Dawis, who beat Perpetual Help-2’s Abigail Nuval and Hyrize Macabuhay, 21-17.
Cagayan Valley-1 got four points off Tabaquero’s attacks, allowing the Lady Rising Suns to move away from a 4-3 lead and gain headway with an 11-5 advantage.
In other games, Air Force-2’s Ana Abanto and Gena Andaya turned back Rizal Tech-1’s Priscilla Catacutan and Jessa Aranda, 21-15, while Perpetual-1’s Elaine Kasilag and Ariana de Leon beat Pablo and Macasaet, 21-17.