Three squads have already tallied eight wins - defending champion La Salle, University of Santo Tomas and Far Eastern University - and are assured of a playoff for the last semis slot. With a second-best 8-3 record, the Lady Spikers hold a half-a-game lead over the joint third placers Tigresses and the Lady Tamaraws.
REYMARK Begornia came back from the grave yesterday, rallying past fancied Malaysian Muhammad Amir Aminul bin Azhar, 7-11, 12-10, 11-6, 11-8, 11-6 to reach the men’s singles finals of the 5th Southeast Asian Cup Squash Championships at the Kerrys Sports courts inside the Shangri-la at the Fort Hotel in Taguig City.
“On the right track pa rin kami. Sa amin, importante ang last two games namin. Yung mga ganoong bagay, hindi namin lalagpasan, kailangang i-grab ang opportunity na ito,” said coach Kungfu Reyes, who is seeking to steer the Tigresses to their second Final Four stint in three seasons.
Meanwhile, a pair of Foundation Group clashes will take place in the day’s other games as the league’s top defensive team in Metropac-SBU (4-1) goes up against luckless SMDC-NU (0-4) at 2 p.m., while skidding teams Cha Dao-FEU (2-3) and University of Perpetual Help System Dalta (1-3) cross paths at 4 p.m.
“Where I am not comfortable in the PCO is the culture, and how my own personality or leadership is being forced to a situation that I don’t like in terms of running the organization,” disclosed Vargas, gracing the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum on Tuesday at the Amelie Hotel-Manila for the very first time since being elected as POC president February of last year.