MANILA, Philippines – University of Santo Tomas looks to win a second consecutive championship double when the UAAP Season 80 judo competition opens on Saturday at the Sports Pavilion inside the De La Salle-Zobel campus in Ayala Alabang.
The men's and women's division bouts start at 1:30 p.m.
In Season 78, the Growling Tigers captured their 12th title after finishing with 49 points.
The Tigresses, meanwhile, won their third straight women's title – and ninth overall – after compiling 74 points.
With season MVP Daryl John Mercado leading the way, UST dethroned Ateneo. The Blue Eagles settled for second place with 36 points.
The Tigresses, for their part, had a massive 51-point advantage over second-placer University of the East. Sueko Kinjho earned MVP honors in the women's division.
UST is also staking its boys and girls' titles in the juniors division, which starts at 9 a.m.
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