Young teams UP and UST remained unscathed after Day 1 of competitions in the UAAP Season 79 women’s beach volleyball tournament at the Sands by the Bay in Pasay City.
Lady Maroons Tots Carlos and Arielle Estranero opened up their title bid with a 21-18, 21-16 beating of Adamson before catching some big fish with a 21-18, 21-15 win over defending champion La Salle.
Cherry Rondina and Jem Gutierrez, meanwhile, showcased the Golden Tigresses’ strength by manhandling Ateneo, 21-10, 21-15, and UE, 21-12, 21-9, to join the Diliman side atop the standings.
The Lady Spikers, the Lady Eagles, NU and FEU are tied for third to sixth with 1-1 records while the Lady Falcons and the Lady Warriors remain the only winless pairs. — By John Chester Fajardo