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Rodriguez-Eslapor duo bag PH’s lone win in day 2 of AVC beach volleyball


Philippines' Dij Rodriguez and Gen Eslapor in the 2021 AVC Asian Senior Beach Volleyball Championships.

Philippines’ Dij Rodriguez and Gen Eslapor in the 2021 AVC Asian Senior Beach Volleyball Championships. AVC PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines settled for subpar results in the second day of the 2021 AVC Asian Senior Beach Volleyball Championships winning just one in four matches Wednesday in Phuket, Thailand.

Dij Rodriguez and Gen Eslapor, who played as Philippines 2, took the country’s lone win of the day after beating Sri Lanka 2’s Madegarda Bandara and Hashini Manis Hewage, 22-20, 21-12, in their second match.

Philippines 2 lost its first match of the day against Thailand 1’s Varapatsorn Radarong and Tanarattha Udomchavee, 21-16, 24-22.

Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons went blank in the second day of the tournament as they lost to Japan 3’s Shiba Asami and Nishibori Takemi, 13-21, 22-20, 15-12, in their first match.

Philippines 1 then dropped their second match against Thailand 2’s Taravadee Naraphornrapat and Worapeerachayakorn Kongphopsarutawadee, 21-9, 21-14.

Rondina and Pons hold a 1-2 record for third place in Pool D while Rodriguez and Eslapor are also at 1-2 and hold the fourth seed of Pool A.

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