Tigers overall UAAP leader; Archers 2nd | Inquirer Sports

Tigers overall UAAP leader; Archers 2nd

By: - Reporter / @jwpayoINQ
/ 12:25 AM October 19, 2014

UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas stayed on track on its bid to reclaim the UAAP general championship after topping the race with 152 points at the end of first-semester action.

Propped up by four title romps, the Tigers narrowly edged reigning overall champion La Salle (147 points).

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The Green Archers snapped the Tigers’ 14-year reign in Season 75 by  defending the overall crown in the seniors division last season.

But the Tigers, boasting the most number of overall titles with 39, looked poised to regain their league dominance in Season 77 by sweeping men and women’s judo, while also ruling men’s taekwondo and women’s beach volleyball.

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The Archers boosted their bid with a sweep of men and women’s table tennis.

Teams earn points based on their ranking in each sport, with the highest of 15 points given to each champion squad.

University of the Philippines wound up third (130) built on title runs in women’s badminton, poomsae and women’s taekwondo, while Ateneo swept men and women’s swimming to finish with a fourth-best 114 points.

National U, fresh from ending a 60-year title drought in men’s basketball, landed fifth with 99 points despite fielding no team in several sports.   Far Eastern U garnered 91 points.

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