Close  

Gilligan’s rules beach volley tilt

/ 02:50 AM August 09, 2015
PHOTO BY TRISTAN TAMAYO/INQUIRER.net

PHOTO BY TRISTAN TAMAYO/INQUIRER.net

Danika Gendrauli and Jane Diaz of Gilligan’s came back from a first-set loss to outlast the Foton Tornadoes’ Fiola Ceballos and Patty Orendain, 19-21, 21-14, 15-11, yesterday and capture the first ever women’s title of the PLDT Home Ultera Philippine Superliga Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup 2015 powered by Smart Live More.

Gendrauli scored six points in the decisive third set, including the game-clincher that sealed the match at Sands By the Bay in SM Mall of Asia.

ADVERTISEMENT

In the men’s division, SM By the Bay A downed Champion Infinity B, 21-17, 23-21, to claim the crown.

Hachaliah Gilbuena and Jade Becaldo were unstoppable in the deciding stretch to frustrate Tippy Tipgos and Marjun Alingasa and formally complete their unbeaten run to the title.

Cignal HD Spikers copped third place by walking over Centerstage in the men’s side which was also aired live over TV 5.

With the win, Gendrauli and Diaz will get a recommendation to play for the national team, according to PSL president Ramon “Tats” Suzara.

“I think with these players we can put up a very strong national team,” said Suzara. “I will recommend them to the Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas to form the Philippine team to international beach volleyball competitions.”

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: beach, Gilligan’s, Jane Diaz, Patty Orendain
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.