Soriano and Micek top bill beach volley Christmas Open


Posted at Dec 18 2015 09:15 PM

All eyes will be glued on the tandem of Alexa Micek and Charo Soriano in the two-day Beach Volleyball Republic Christmas Open this weekend at the SM Sands by the Bay.

The finest and the hottest beach volleyball players in the country will strut their stuff on the sand this weekend in the two-day ‘Beach Volleyball Republic Christmas Open’ tournament.

National team mainstays and head-turners Charo Soriano and Filipino-American Alexa Micek will turn up the heat this cold December together with nine more pairs in this exciting encore to a successful beach volleyball year at the SM Sands by the Bay starting Saturday.

Soriano and Micek represented the Philippines in the first PSC Spike for Peace international indoor beach volleyball tournament held in Pasig City early this month.

Games will start at 8:00 a.m. in the first day of the tourney that offers a total cash prize of P100,000.

Ateneo de Manila volleybelle Bea Tan will pair with former Philippine Superliga Brazilian import Rupia Inck, who played for 2015 Grand Prix runner up Petron Blaze Spikers.

Meanwhile, ex-Lady Eagles Fille Cainglet-Cayetano and indoor volleyball libero Denden Lazaro will relive their old Ateneo partnership. Also seeing action are April Hingpit and Maica Morada and the tandem of Julie Ann Tiangco and Mariel Sinamban.

Dethroned UAAP Season 77 beach volleyball champion Rica Rivera and Cherry Rondina of University of Sto. Tomas will try to redeem their lost pride. Janine Marciano and Bang Pineda, April Romero and Rose Cailing, Judy Caballejo and Camille Abanto, and Arielle Estranero and Vina Alinas complete the field.

The 10 teams are bracketed into two groups, which plays a round robin elimination in Day 1.

Top two teams in each group advance in the crossover semis, where the two survivors will play for the title.

The semis and finals will be held on the final day and to be aired live over ABS-CBN Sports from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

This story was originally published on the ABS-CBN Sports website