BVR On Tour Visayas spikers start strong
Gloreitta T. Lariosa (The Freeman) - March 24, 2019 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines — Team Visayas sizzled as two of its men’s squads marched into the quarterfinal round after Day 1 of the 2019 Beach Volley Republic (BVR) On Tour yesterday in Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island.

Team Visayas A of Jade Becaldo and John Kevin Juban  started strong with a  21-14, 21-14 win over Team Airforce A, 21-14, 21-14, followed by a dominating 21-7, 21-9, victory against Russian Cebu.

Raphy Abanto and Fortunato Libres, for their part, powered Team Visayas B into the next round after disposing Team Cebu A, 21-12, 21-17, but bowed to Team Airforce A, 21-8, 21-18.

Visayas A takes on Aboitizland in the quarterfinals while Visayas B will play against National University.

In other men’s result, Aboitizland beat NU’s Team B, 21-14, 21-14,  Airforce Team pummeled Team Cebu ,  21-8 , 21-9, NU Team A silenced Bacolod spikers, 21-19, 21-16. Bacolod still made it to the next round after beating Team Cebu, 21-13, 21-10.

 In the ladies action, National University upended University of San Carlos, 21-14, 21-13. B-Smash battered P-Gazz, 21-16, 21-15 while Team Cebu outlasted USLS, 22-20, 20-22 and 15-11.

P-Gazz beat Southwestern University Team B, 21-17, 21-7; Airforce Team B overpowered USLS, 21-12, 22-16 while NU routed Airforce Team A, 21-16, 21-17; Perlas annihilated SWU Team B, 21-7, 21-3 while Team Negros prevailed over SWU Team A, 21-12, 21-12.

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