Creamline 1’s Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons moved two wins from clinching another BVR on Tour crown following a masterful 21-10, 21-6 rout of PLDT’s Ella and Iza Viray in the first leg quarterfinals Sunday here, October 24.
Creamline 2’s Dij Rodriguez and Dzi Gervacio, meanwhile, avoided the upset axe as they rallied from an 11-13 deficit in the third set to beat the young TM crew of Mer Jauculan and Hannah Cabansay, 18-21, 21-8, 16-14.
It took 53 minutes for Rodriguez and Gervacio to join fellow Cool Smashers’ Rondina and Pons in the semifinals.
Rondina and Pons, who topped Pool B after a perfect 3-0 campaign, were simply impressive on both ends of the sand court, needing only 26 minutes to eliminate the Viray twins.
Rodriguez and Gervacio completed a four-match sweep of women’s Pool C matches with a 21-12, 21-6 rout of Black Mamba Army 2’s Jem Gutierrez and Audrey Paran in the morning session.
Good Health-CDO’s Babylove Barbon and Gen Eslapor reasserted their mastery of Eastern Perlas Spikers’ Mich Morente and Jules Samonte, 21-11, 21-11, to claim the first semis berth.
Biogenic’s Heather Guino-o and Roma Joy Doromal outlasted Sta. Lucia 2’s Bang Pineda and Chay Troncoso, 18-21, 21-18, 20-18, to clinch the last semifinals berth.
Earlier in the day, Barbon and Eslapor also carved out a 21-9, 21-13 win over Morente and Samonte to top Pool A.
Barbon and Eslapor, members of the national beach volleyball team, went unbeaten in three matches.
Pineda and Troncoso finished second behind Barbon and Eslapor in Pool A at 2-1 following a 21-16, 21-11 victory over Toyota Tuguegarao’s Nicole Tiamzon and Jho Maraguinot.
PLDT’s Viray twins were dominant in third set in a 21-11, 19-21, 15-2 win over Delimondo’s MJ Ebro and Bianca Lizares to finished third in Pool C with an even 2-2 card and eventually secure a quarterfinals berth by finishing seventh overall in pool play.
The Eastern Perlas Spikers, who ranked third in Pool A, and Sta. Lucia 1’s Jackie Estoquia and DM Demontaño, third placers in Pool B, were actually tied at eighth spot overall at 1-2, but Morente and Samonte claimed the last spot by virtue of superior quotient.
The semifinals and the medal rounds will be played Monday.
In men’s action, Ranran Abdilla and Jaron Requinton of Creamline 1 went perfect in four Pool A matches after defeating KR Guzman and Jeremiah Barrica of EVI Construction, 21-18, 21-14, Sunday in the BVR on Tour first leg here.
Abdilla and Requinton’s also finished strong in their first match of the day, sweeping Joven Camaganakan and Rhenze Hu of DeliRush 2, 21-18, 21-5.
Guzman and Barrica failed to follow up on their 21-18, 21-14 conquest of Creamline 3’s Pemie Bagalay and Jeffer Guerrero to finish second in Pool A at 3-1, enough to join the Cool Smashers in Monday’s semifinals.
Despite the loss – the first after three consecutive wins – EVI has already claimed a spot in the semis.
Creamline 2’s Jude Garcia and Krung Arbasto dodged an upset bid from Tuguegarao’s James Pecaña and AJ Pareja, 21-18, 20-22, 15-12, to become the Pool B winners at 5-0.
PLDT’s Efraem Dimaculangan and Rancel Varga topped Army-FSD Makati 1’s Randy Fallorina and Jason Uy, 21-17, 21-11, to finish second behind Creamline 2 in Pool B at 4-1.
Falling short of making it to the semifinals, Negros Occidental Beach Volleyball Club’s Deanne Neil De Pedro and Ehljay Ronquillo ended their Pool B stint with a two-match winning streak after finishing off DeliRush 1’s Evan Laraya and Julius Sioson, 21-9, 21-16.
Creamline 3 settled for third in Pool A, Bagalay and Guerrero downed Army-FSD Makati 2’s Joel Villonson and Josh Barrica, 21-17, 30-28, for second win in four matches. – Rappler.com
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