UST nears UAAP women’s beach volley crown | Inquirer Sports

UST nears UAAP women’s beach volley crown

/ 11:54 PM September 17, 2011

MANILA—University of Santo Tomas moved a win away from tucking the women’s beach volleyball crown while its men’s team will try to complete a sweep Sunday in UAAP Season 74 at the University of the East-Caloocan sand courts.

Maru Banaticla and Judy Caballejo downed Ateneo’s Alyssa Valdez and Bea Tan, 21-16, 18-21, 15-9, Saturday in Game 1 of the best-of-three women’s finals.

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The Tigresses could go home with the crown if they repeat Sunday starting at 8:45 a.m., right after De La Salle and Adamson University clash for third place starting at 8 a.m.

The Lady Eagles streaked to a 4-2 lead in the third set but the Tigresses, who have never won the event, scored six unanswered points to bring the tide in their favor.

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UST’s men, on the other hand, tangle with reigning champion FEU, whom they will face in a one-game finals also Sunday starting at 9:30 a.m.

Tigers Jayson Ramos and Mark Gil Alfafara beat Mico Lucindo and Sam Paquiz of UP, 14-21, 21-16, 15-8, in the first stepladder match then downed John Hendrix Competente and Gilbert Longevela of Adamson, 21-16, 13-21, 15-12.

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