2 PH squads advance
A couple of Philippine teams advanced to the Round of 12 of the women’s division in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Manila Open after the second round of competition Friday at SM Sands by the Bay.
The pair of Cherry Rondina and Dzi Gervacio advanced after stunning the United States’ Lindsey Fuller and Kaley Melville, 21-12, 21-15.
Rondina and Gervacio later lost to Spain’s Paula Gutierrez and Maria Marquez de Acuña in two close sets, 22-20, 23-21.
Lourdilyn Catubag and Karen Quilario, meanwhile advanced after edging Ting Chi Yuen and Wai Yan Au Yuneg, 21-13, 18-21, 15-11, in Pool C to secure three points after a 1-1 win-loss record.
They lost their earlier game against the Netherlands.