UAAP: Reigning titlist Ateneo secures berth in women’s badminton semis

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Posted at Sep 24 2019 07:37 PM

UAAP: Reigning titlist Ateneo secures berth in women’s badminton semis 1
Ateneo's Chanelle Lunod and Geva De Vera. Handout

Defending UAAP women's badminton champion Ateneo clinched the first semis berth after beating University of the Philippines, 4-1, Tuesday at Centro Atletico Badminton Center in Quezon City.

Co-MVPs Chanelle Lunod and Geva De Vera were virtually untouchable winning their respective singles matches and their doubles match.

Lunod sank Jaja Andres 21-15, 21-10, before teaming up with De Vera to beat Pauline Santos and Marie Lopez in the first doubles rubber at 21-10, 21-3.

De Vera wrapped up the day with a 21-18, 21-18 win over Airish Macalino in the final singles match.

Rookie Aldreen Concepcion bagged one for the Fighting Maroons in second singles over fellow newbie Mika De Guzman in a 78-minute tussle at 26-24, 18-21, 26-24.

Nonetheless, De Guzman made up for the loss by winning the second doubles match and eventually the tie over Andres and Tricia Opon, 21-13, 21-9, along with Qianxi Orillaneda. 

UP fell to 3-1, same as National University and La Salle.

NU downed University of Santo Tomas 4-1, while La Salle blanked University of the East 5-0.

UST fell to 2-3, and UE remained winless.

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