Gilligan’s, Foton Tornadoes advance to PSL beach volley finals

Naveen Ganglani

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Gilligan’s, Foton Tornadoes advance to PSL beach volley finals
The Gilligan's duo of Danica Gendrauli and Norie Jane Diaz earned the right to meet Patty Orendain and Fiola Ceballos of Foton for the Philippine Superliga Beach Volleyball title

MANILA, Philippines – Gilligan’s and the Foton Tornadoes advanced to the finals of the PLDT Home Ultera Philippine Superliga Beach Volleyball cup finals with victories in the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds on Saturday, August 1, at SM Sands by the Bay.

After beating Len Cortel and Samantha Dawson (Amy’s) in the quarters, 21-14, 21-11, Danica Gendrauli and Norie Jane Diaz (Gilligan’s) took down the duo of Wensh Tiu and Rose Hingpit (Cignal B) in the semis, 21-23, 21-18, 15-3.

The Tornadoes, made up of Patty Orendain and Fiola Ceballos, took care of Aileen Abuel and Rossan Fajardo (Philips Gold), 21-9, 21-12, in the quarters before defeating Bea Tan and Pau Soriano (Foton Hurricanes), 21-18, 21-16, in the semis.

In the men’s division of the tourney, team SM By the Bay A took down CenterStage, 21-13, 21-16, while Champion Infinity B defeated Cignal A, 21-23, 22-20, 15-10 to set up a date in the finals.

Here are the full results of games for the women’s division:



Wensh Tiu/April Rose Hingpit (Cignal B) d. Jem Gutierrez/Jusabelle Brillo (Meralco): 21-14, 21-18

Tan/P.Soriano (Foton Hurricanes) d. Ho/C. Soriano (Petron XCS): 21-12, 19-21, 15-7

Patty Orendain/Fiola Ceballos (Foton Tornadoes) d. Aileen Abuel/Rossan Fajardo (Philips Gold): 21-9, 21-12

Danica Gendrauli/Norie Jane Diaz (Gilligan’s) d. Len Cortel/Samantha Dawson (Amy’s): 21-14, 21-11

Battle for 9th place: Fille Cainglet-Cayetano/Alexa Micek (Petron Sprint 4T) d. Evangeline Pastor/Kim Ygay (Accel Quantum Plus – Perpetual Molino Team A): 21-14, 21-5.

Battle for 10th place: Cindy Benitez/Florence Madulid (BENECO) d. Tripoli Aurora/Rochet Dela Paz (Accel Quantum Plus – Perpetual Molino Team B): 21-8, 21-9

Classification round:

Petron XCS d. Philips Gold: 21-18, 21-13

Meralco d. Amy’s: 21-17, 21-19



Gilligan’s d Cignal B: 25-23, 18-21, 15-3

Foton Tornadoes d. Foton Hurricanes: 21-18, 21-16

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