National University outlasted University of Santo Tomas, 21-16, 21-17, for its second straight UAAP men’s beach volleyball crown.
Edwin Tolentino and Josephenry Tipay of the Bulldogs displayed superb teamwork and timing for easy points to outduel Mark Gil Alfafara and Kris Roy Guzman of the Growling Tigers.
Tolentino was named MVP, and Guzman Rookie of the Year.
NU swept the elimination round to gain the finals but lost to UST, 15-21, 17-21 in Game 1 last week.
The Bulldogs came back in Game 2 with a 21-10, 18-21, 15-11 victory at the UE Caloocan sand court.
NU became the third team in the league to win two men’s beach volleyball titles after Far Eastern University and UST.
JOSEF T. RAMOS