PLAYING with nothing at stake but pride, National University ousted University of the Philippines from the Final Four race with a thrilling 25-21, 26-24, 17-25, 23-25, 17-15 victory in the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament yesterday at the Mall of Asia Arena.
The Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC), in cooperation with the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and Philippine Olympic Committee (POC), launched its Volunteers Program on Friday (April 12) to mobilize youth volunteers for the region’s premiere multi-sport event.
With the best-of-5 tie knotted at 2-all, David Pelino suddenly lost his grip to Singapore’s Benedict Chan, who fashioned a come-from-behind 8-11, 11-2, 13, 11-11-2 win in the deciding fifth and final match, booking a ticket in the finals scheduled later yesterday in the tourney organized by the Philippine Squash Academy.
THE Philippines swept its Group A matches against Thailand and Indonesia, respectively, late Thursday night to advance to the mixed team event semifinals of the 5th Southeast Asian Cup Squash Cup Championships at the Kerry Sports Courts inside the Shangri-la Hotel at the Fort in Taguig City.
The two teams had also met in a playoff during the 2016-17 Commissioner's Cup, with the Hotshots sweeping the Elasto Painters in the quarterfinal round. It also marked the first time for Paul Lee and James Yap to play against their respective former teams following a trade.
REYMARK Begornia capped his improbable run in the 5th Southeast Asian Cup Squash Championships last Wednesday night with an emphatic 8-11, 11-8, 11-5, 9-11, 11-9 win over Singapore’s Benedict Chan in the men’s singles finale at the Kerry Sports courts inside the Shangri-la Hotel in Taguig City.