The Creamline women’s beach volleyball squads, which form the core of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games bronze medal team, put up a show in the BVR on Tour first leg opener here on Friday, October 22.
Creamline 1’s Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons needed only 31 minutes to beat Sta. Lucia 1’s Jackie Estoquia and DM Demontaño, 21-8, 21-13, right after opening their campaign with a 21-10, 21-11 victory over TM’s Mer Jauculan and Hannah Cabansay to lead Pool B at 2-0.
Not to be outdone were Dij Rodriguez and Dzi Gervacio, as the Creamline 2 pair topped PLDT’s Ella and Iza Viray, 21-16, 21-14, and Delimondo’s MJ Ebro and Bianca Lizares, 21-14, 21-10, to post a 2-0 record in Pool C.
The pairs of Rondina and Pons, and Rodriguez and Gervacio, are using the Santa Ana leg as part of their buildup for the Asian Seniors Beach Volleyball Championship set on November 23 to 27 in Phuket, Thailand.
Biogenic Alcohol’s Heather Guino-o and Roma Joy Doromal joined Rodriguez and Gervacio on top of the Pool C standings following a 22-20, 21-17 conquest of PLDT’s Ella and Iza Viray and a 21-11, 21-11 romp of Black Mamba Army 2’s Jem Gutierrez and Audrey Paran.
Estoquia and DM Demontaño, who pulled off a 21-19, 21-15 victory over Black Mamba Army 1’s Nene Bautista and Jeannie delos Reyes in their Pool B opener, fell in a tie with Jauculan and Cabansay at 1-1. Cabansay and Jauculan rebounded from their loss to Rondina and Pons with a 21-12, 21-14 decision over Bautista and Delos Reyes.
In Pool A, Eastern Perlas Spikers’ Jules Samonte and Mich Morente topped Toyota-Tuguegarao’s Nicole Tiamzon and Jho Maraguinot, 21-19, 21-12, to chalk up their first win, while Good Health CDO’s Babylove Barbon and Gen Eslapor also had a winning start with a 21-13, 21-17 tripping Sta. Lucia 2’s Bang Pineda and Glaudine Troncoso.
Creamline similarly dominated men’s action.
Jaron Requinton and Ranran Abdilla of Creamline 1 displayed superiority in defeating Army-FSD Makati 2’s Joel Villonson and Josh Barrica, 21-16, 21-14 for a winning start in Pool A.
Equally impressive were Creamline 2’s Krung Arbasto and Jude Garcia, who held off Negros Occidental Beach Volleyball Club’s Deanne Neil De Pedro and Ehljay Ronquillo, 21-16, 21-16, and crushed DeliRush 1’s Evan Laraya and Julius Sioson, 21-9, 21-5, for a 2-0 card in Pool B.
Requinton and Garcia, bronze medalists in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, were part of the Philippine team which took part in last June’s AVC Continental Cup along with Arbasto. The Filipinos won a match in the Olympic qualifiers held in Thailand.
Pemie Bagalay and Jeffer Guerrero completed Creamline’s opening-day perfect run, as the club’s third team outlasted Joven Camaganakan and Rhenze Hu of DeliRush 2, 21-9, 18-21, 15-13, in Pool A.
Erstwhile collegiate rivals KR Guzman and Jeremiah Barrica shone, as EVI Construction topped Army-FSD Makati 2, 21-17, 21-15, and DeliRush 2, 21-11 21-9, for its second straight win in Pool A.
PLDT went perfect in two Pool B matches, as Efraem Dimaculangan and Rancel Varga prevailed over DeliRush 1’s Evan Laraya and Julius Sioson, 21-9, 21-9, and PLDT continues to dominate as they swept Tuguegarao’s James Pecaña and AJ Pareja, 21-19, 21-12.
Tuguegarao, which earlier beat Army-FSD Makati 1’s Randy Fallorina and Jason Uy, 22-20, 21-15, holds a 1-1 card in a tie with Negros Occidental Beach Volleyball Club. De Pedro and Ronquillo scored a 21-16, 21-17 win over Fallorina and Uy.
Pool play resumes at 8 am Saturday. – Rappler.com
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The BVR on Tour Santa Ana is sponsored by Puso Pilipinas, Smart Sports, Santa Ana LGU, Tuguegarao LGU, Board Member Aj Ponce, Representative Junjun Nolasco, TikTok Phlippines, EVI Construction, Savepoint Plus, Xentro Mall, Toyota Tuguegarao, Ibuprofen Paracetamol Alaxan FR, Enervon and supported by the Philippine National Volleyball Federation.