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NU secures 3rd  win in UAAP women’s tennis

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NU remains undefeated in the UAAP Season 86 women’s tennis competition at the Felicisimo Ampon Tennis Center-Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, Manila.

Defending champion National University (NU) defeated Ateneo de Manila University, 3-2. 

Elsie Abarquez outshined Althea Ong, 6-1, 6-0; Angela Cabaral and Rivie Baulete crushed Tricia Howard and Nina Sandejas, 6-0, 6-0; while Adeline Abadia defeated Chelsea Roque, 6-3, 6-3, as the Lady Bulldogs picked up their third win. 

The Lady Eagles scored after Mariam Garsim and Faye Dizon won against Alliah Ragunton and Julia Carvajal in the doubles with scores of 7-5, 7-5.

“I’m happy with the performance of the team. Everyone contributed; hopefully, we’ll keep the momentum,” Allyssa Mae Bornia said in an interview on Monday.

“But we still have a lot of things to work on as a team and individually,” added Bornia, who won the Philippine Columbian Association (PCA) Open doubles title with Shaira Hope Rivera last year.

Meanwhile, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) routed Season 85 runner-up University of the Philippines, 5-0, to share second place with its opponent at 2-1.

Patricia Lim beat Renee Esteban, 6-4, 6-3, in the opening singles. Debbie Gom-os and Miles Vitaliano won Season 85 Rookie of the Year Joshea Malazarte and Jesha Cervantes, 6-3, 6-2 in the doubles.  

Additionally, Alex Santos rallied past rookie Jufe Cocoy, 6-2, 2-6, 6-2, to seal the Tigresses’ victory. UST rolled to its fourth win at the expense of Ateneo, 4-1, in a rematch of last season’s final won by the Growling Tigers. 

The Blue Eagles scored their first point in the best-of-five tie after Nio Tria and Axl Gonzaga beat Richard Bautista and Geo Serino, 3-6, 7(4)-6, 6-2, before the Growling Tigers won the third singles courtesy of Sebastian Santos, who defeated Austin Delos Santos, 6-3, 6-1.

Ateneo suffered its first loss, creating a three-way tie for second with last year’s semifinalists, NU and the University of the East (UE). 

NU prevailed over De La Salle University, 4-1, while UE blanked Adamson University, 5-0.


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