Ateno spikers nail 4th straight win
THE pair of Bea Tan and Jhoanna Maraguinot came up with big serves and kills as the Ateneo Lady Eagles put away the Adamson Lady Falcons, 21-13, 21-15, yesterday in Day 3 of the 2015 University Athletic Association of the Philippines beach volleyball tournament at the SM Mall Asia Sands.
Their efforts with reserve player Alyssa Valdez sent the Lady Eagles to their fourth straight victory in the women’s division.
“Maayos naman ang mga galaw at receives. Iyung mga kills ni Bea ang nagpa score sa kanila,” said Lady Eagles coach Parley Tupas.
The Lady Eagles are now in front of the Adamson Lady Falcons Jessica Galanza and Mylene Paat, who took their first loss after four matches.
Galanza and Paat share the same 3-1 slate with Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws, Bernadeth Pons and Kyla Atienza.
In the opener last Friday, Tan teamed up with Valdez for a 21-9, 21-19 victory over the University of the Philippines pair of Arielle Estranero and Vina Alinas.
On Saturday, they got past FEU’s Pons and Atienza, 24-22, 21-17; and the National University duo of Jaja Santiago and Jasmine Nabor, 21-18, 21-14.
Pons and Atienza eventually bounced back with 21-12, 21-12 beating of Santiago and Nabor.
In the men’s division, Ateneo’s Marck Espejo and Ysrael Marasigan won over FEU’s Gregorio Dolor and Jude Garcia, 21-18, 21-12, to post their fourth straight victory.
They are ahead of UST’s Anthony Arbasto and Kris Roy Guzman, who posted a 21-19, 21-17 win over UP’s Alfred Valbuena and Julius Raymundo.
NU’s Ryan Bagunas and Madz Gampong trail at 3-1, after thwarting UE’s Edward Camposano and Jeric Ortega, 21-15, 21-16.