MANILA, Philippines — Defending champion University of Santo Tomas and National University secured the 2 twice-to-beat slots for the Final Four after ending sturdy on the final day of eliminations of the UAAP Season 84 males’s seashore volleyball on Friday at Sands by the Bay.
UST fielded two-time Southeast Asian Games bronze medalist Jaron Requinton to crew up with reigning MVP Rancel Varga because the pair took down La Salle’s Noel Kampton and Vince Maglinao, 21-10, 21-14.
The Tiger Spikers received 5 straight of their six matches to finish the elimination, however they positioned second to the Bulldogs, who beat them within the opener, 12-21, 21-17, 15-12.
NU clinched the No.1 seed as James Buytrago and Pol Salvador dominated Adamson University’s Francis Casas and Aaron Mirador, 21-9, 21-9.
The Bulldogs additionally received 5 of their six matches with their solely loss coming from the Green Spikers, 21-12, 15-21, 11-15.l, final week.
The twice-to-beat NU takes on University of the Philippines on Saturday at 9 a.m., whereas UST and La Salle collide at 10 a.m.
The Bulldogs and the Tigers want solely to win as soon as to make it to the title recreation set Sunday. But if the Fighting Maroons and Green Archers prevail, the knockout matches might be performed within the afternoon.
UP’s Louis Gamban and Dan Nicolas ousted Ateneo’s Abai Llenos and Amil Pacinio, 21-12, 21-16, in a playoff for the final Final Four ticket.
The Fighting Maroons pressured a playoff after beating Far Eastern University’s Jelord Talisayan and Martin Bugaoan, 21-16, 17-21, 19-17, to tie the Blue Eagles at 3-3.
“This is for the whole UP team and the UP community. We’re so happy because our goal is to make it to the Final Four,” stated Gamban. “We’re about to face a bigger challenge tomorrow.”
FEU and Adamson completed their campaigns with 1-6 and 0-7 information, respectively.
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