Published on February 4th, 2018 | by George Bryan Aladin0
Green Tennisters shoot down Blue Eagles to open UAAP Season 80 campaign
The De La Salle University Green Tennisters opened their campaign in UAAP Season 80 with a win against the Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles. The Green shirts ended the match with the score of 4-1 at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Court.
The Green Tennisters got to a good start as Kyle Parpan, Betto Orendain and LA Canizares won their respective singles matches, putting DLSU at a 3-0 advantage.
The first doubles match was a one-sided affair as Hans Asistio and Rap Teng went down in the match, with the score of 5-7 and 6-7 against Julian Dayrit and Anton Punzalan of Ateneo. Both sets needed a tiebreaker to determine who would come out on top.
The Green Tennisters gained back the winning momentum as Quqo Allian and Jonah Cano outperformed the pair from Katipunan. Ateneo tried to steal a set from DLSU in the first set with a nail-biting duel. The duo of Allian and Cano won the tiebreaker and never looked back as they commanded the second set with a score 6-1. The score for this match is 7-6-6-1.
This promising start showed the tenacity and the determination of the Green Tennisters as they outlasted rival Ateneo in a dominating fashion.