DEFENDING champion National University (NU) and De La Salle University gained a share of the lead in the men’s division after beating their respective foes on Sunday in the UAAP Season 78 badminton tournament.
The Bulldogs subdued University of Santo Tomas, 4-1, while the Green Archers won over Adamson University, 4-1, to post their second straight victory in the young season at the Rizal Memorial Badminton Hall.
In other ties, former titlist Ateneo blanked University of the East, 5-0, while University of the Philippines swept Far Eastern University, 5-0, to rebound from their opening day losses to NU and La Salle, respectively.
The Red Warriors and the Falcons dropped to 0-2.
In the women’s opener on Saturday, the Lady Maroons opened their bid for a back-to-back title romp with a 4-1 decision over FEU.
Last season’s runner-up De La Salle turned back the Lady Eagles, 4-1, the Tigresses whipped UE, 5-0, while the Lady Bulldogs topped the Lady Falcons, 4-1.
Ties will resume on Wednesday at 10 a.m.