NU favored over La Salle in UAAP badminton


Posted at Sep 02 2014 05:49 PM | Updated as of Sep 03 2014 01:49 AM

MANILA, Philippines – National University (NU) will seek to sustain its perfect run against De La Salle University in the men's championship opener in the UAAP Season 77 badminton tournament at the Rizal Memorial Badminton Hall on Wednesday.

Seeking their second title in three years, the Bulldogs are the hands-on favorites against the Green Archers in Game 1 at 9 a.m.

Behind former MVP Joper Escueta, NU routed La Salle, 5-0, in their elimination round meeting two weeks ago.

The Green Archers, fifth-placers last season, earned the right to face the Bulldogs in the finals after the Gerald Sibayan-led squad dethroned Ateneo, 3-0, in the step-ladder semi-finals last Sunday.

Meanwhile, defending women's champion Ateneo and Far Eastern University clash in the step-ladder semi-finals at 1 p.m.

The winner of that showdown will advance to face the unbeaten University of the Philippines in the women's badminton finals.