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NU, La Salle continue to dominate UAAP men's badminton

By Dugout Philippines

MANILA--Defending champion National University and De La Salle stayed unbeaten, defeating separate foes in the UAAP Season 78 men's badminton action on Wednesday.

The Bulldogs blanked University of the Philippines, 5-0, while the Green Archers downed Ateneo, 4-1, for their third straight victories at the Rizal Memorial Badminton Hall.

University of Santo Tomas, meanwhile, defeated Far Eastern University, 4-1, to move to solo third with a 2-1 record.

Rookie Keeyan Gabuelo scored a 21-19, 21-19 first singles win over Wilson Lopez, while Roslee Pedrosa waylaid Jon Masongsong, 21-9, 21-18, in the second singles.

In the first doubles after Peter Magnaye and Alvin Morada beat Vincent Manuel and Roberto Manuel, 21-15, 21-18.

Pedrosa and Paul Gonzales nipped Joaquin Beato and Carl Clemente in the first doubles, 21-19, 16-21, 21-19, before Magnaye completed NU's first shutout win of the season with a 21-17, 21-15 decision of Miguel Leonardo in the third singles.

Bucking EJ Boac's loss in the third singles, the Green Archers banked on Gerald Sibayan, Anton Cayanan and Kenneth Monterubio to emerged victorious.

In the other tie, University of the East entered the win column by edging Adamson, 3-2.

The Red Warriors forced a four-way tie in fourth place at 1-2 along with their victims, the Fighting Maroons and the Falcons. 

Ties will resume on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Malate venue.

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