MANILA, Philippines – The University of Perpetual Help clinched berths in the semifinals of the NCAA Season 98 men’s and women’s beach volleyball tournaments as both squads went unbeaten in seven games Thursday in Subic.
The Lady Altas duo of Mary Rose DuPoll and Janine Padua came two games closer to a clean sweep in the elimination round after dealing Emilio Aguinaldo’s first loss. Katherine Almazan and Mona Benares, 21-7, 21-12, and Mapua’s Frances Makatinge and Raina Virgino, 21-9, 21-10, for their seventh straight win.
Their male counterparts, Louie Ramirez and Jefferson Marapuk, also won their seventh consecutive win, defeating EAC’s Joshua Patago and Joshua Ramilo 21-15, 21-14, before Mapua’s Kenneth Eslapour and Ben San Andres. Defeated 21-16. 21-12.
Even if the permanent support wins the elimination, there will be no clear ticket to the finals. The top two teams in the Final Four will have two-loss advantages.
In women’s competition, EAC and Letran, who share identical 6-1 records, moved one win away from securing a spot in the second and third semifinals as the Lady Generals edged the Lady Cardinals 22-20, 21- 16, and the San Beda Lady Red Spikers in the afternoon, 21-17, 21-14.
Lateran’s Chamberlain Canada and Lara Silva swept their two matches, defeating San Sebastian’s Christine Dionisio and Keith Santos 21-12, 21-13.
Trisha Paras and Maxine Tiag of San Beda defeated College of St. Benilde’s Jessa Durog and Waylon Estoke 21-19, 21-15 to consolidate their hold on fourth place with a 4-2 record, EAC in the afternoon. before losing to .
St. Benilde still has a chance to make the Final Four with a 4-3 record, followed by San Sebastian (3-3), Arellano (2-5), Mapua (1-6), Lyceum (1 -6) ), and Winless Jose Rizal University.
In men’s action, EAC’s Pitogo and Ramilo bounced back from their defeat at Perpetual Help with a 21-12, 21-16 victory over Mapua, who lost Marlo Jamisola to ill health and his Place substitute San Andres took part in the competition.
The Generals are one win away from booking a second semis berth. The Arellano Chiefs swept their two assignments as the duo of Adrian VIlados and Arman Guinto beat winless JRU, 21-11, 21-16, and Hapless Lyceum, 21-11, 21-18, to clinch their third. Tightened the grip. place with a 5-1 record.
San Beda is currently in fourth place with a 4-3 card. But San Sebastian (3-3), along with CSB, Lateran and Mapua, who are tied at 3-4, are still in the semifinals. Lyceum and JRU fell out of contention after both teams went undefeated in seven games.
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