SEA Games: PH takes bronze anew in men’s, women’s beach volleyball


Posted at May 20 2022 03:08 PM | Updated as of May 20 2022 05:50 PM

For the second consecutive time, the Philippines finished the beach volleyball tournament in the Southeast Asian Games with two bronze medals.

Both men’s and women’s teams duplicated their bronze finishes in the 2019 edition after beating host Vietnam in the Hanoi Games Friday. 

Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons withstood the gutsy pair of Vu Ngoc Lan Nguyen and Nguyen Le Thi Tuong Vy, 20-22, 21-18, 15-12, to get a 1-0 lead against Vietnam at the Tuan Chau Beach, Quang Ninh.

Jovelyn Gonzaga and Dij Rodriguez made sure to secure the bronze after sweeping Truong Duong My Huyen and Nguyen Thi Thanh Tram, 21-17, 21-16, in the second game.

On Thursday, the women’s side lost its chance of making it to the gold medal match following a 2-0 defeat to the defending champions that relegated them to the battle for bronze.

Meanwhile, Jude Garcia and Jaron Requinton managed to escape Nguyen Lam Toi and Trang Quang Vu of Vietnam, 21-15, 21-19 in the golden match to reach the SEA Games podium again.

Garcia and Krung Arbasto avenged the loss of Requinton and Ranran Abdilla in the first game to force a decider match. 

The men's team similarly fell short of its gold quest after yielding to Thailand, 2-1.