Rondina, Pons trip Japanese
BORACAY—The Philippines’ Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons made quick work of Japan’s Shinako Tanaka and Miyuki Matsumura, 21-14, 21-8, to barge into the Round of 12 of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Boracay Open presented by Globe on Thursday here.
Rondina, coming off a runner-up finish in her final year with UST in UAAP women’s volleyball, had no problems adjusting to the outdoor game and easily found her groove with Pons.
Rondina faced the 43-year-old Tanaka for the second straight Beach World Tour.
In the Manila Open last year, Rondina, together with Dzi Gervacio, were eliminated by Tanaka and Fujii Sakurako for a spot in the semifinals last year in the match that went into three sets.
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