MANILA, Philippines -- UAAP rivals Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons will banner the Philippine national team in the 29th Southeast Asian Beach Volleyball Championships set on September 28-30 at the Palawan Beach, Sentosa in Singapore.
The duo, who crossed paths in the UAAP beach volleyball Finals last year where University of Sto. Tomas’ Rondina claimed the crown with partner Jem Gutierrez the Far Eastern University pair of Pons and Kyla Atienza, is one of the two teams that will represent the country in the biennial meet.
The other PHI squad that will be handled by coach Emil Lontoc is composed of Patty Orendain and Fiola Ceballos. UST's Anthony Arbasto and FEU's Jude Garcia will compete in the men’s division.
Each division is composed of 15 teams from eight participating countries.
“Hopeful ako na magme-medal ang beach volleyball natin,” said Lontoc, who selected the players in a tryout held August 4. “May tsansa ang beach volleyball team natin.”
Other participating countries are regional powerhouse Thailand and Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Laos and Timor Leste.
This article originally appeared on the ABS-CBN Sports website.
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