BVR on Tour: Rondina-Pons tandem sweeps anew to win second leg
MANILA, Philippines — Creamline came away with a clean sweep of Beach Volleyball Republic on Tour’s Sta. Ana tournaments Sunday.
Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons, who played under Creamline 1, ruled the women’s division after their 21-13, 21-11 victory over Creamline 2’s Dij Rodriguez and Dzi Gervacio.
Creamline 1’s Krung Arbasto and Jude Garcia won the men’s division title sweeping Tuguegarao’s James Pecaña and AJ Pareja, 21-17, 21-16, in the championship round.
Rondina and Pons went a perfect 13-0 in the two Sta. Ana legs and have won 19 straight starting in the 2019 Lianga leg where the partners emerged as champions.
Pons won her third BVR crown while Rondina collected her fifth.
“I’m really grateful because we had another opportunity to play,” said Pons, who didn’t play the whole 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, in Filipino. “We’re still focused on our goal moving forward.”
The BVR Sta. Ana leg served as a tune-up tournament for Rondina, Pons, Arbasto, and Garcia for the AVC Asian Senior Beach Volleyball Championship in Thailand in November and also the Hanoi Southeast Asian Games in 2022.
Arbasto tallied his seventh championship while Garica captured his second as the pair went 14-0 in Sta. Ana.