Adamson University defeated National University, 21-8, 21-15, on Saturday to move closer to a final spot in UAAP women’s beach volleyball at the UE Caloocan sand court.
Sheila Pineda and Amanda Villanueva of the Lady Falcons outplayed the NU pair of 6-foot-2 Dindin Santiago and Mina Aganon for their sixth straight win.
Defending champion University of Santo Tomas and Ateneo clinched semifinals berths after outlasting their rivals.
UST’s Maru Banaticla and Pam Lastimosa trounced Krysel Cueva and Jessica Paron of University of the East, 21-13, 21-19. The Lady Eagles’ Alyssa Valdez and Bea Tan whipped University of the Philippines’s Hannah Mangulabnan and Aliyah Ong, 21-11, 21-10.
UST kept in second with a 5-1 record, while Ateneo is in third with 4-1.
In the men’s side, defending champion NU ripped UST, 21-16, 21-14, to edge closer to a championship berth.
JOSEF T. RAMOS