UP continues to sizzle in UAAP women's badminton

By Dugout Philippines

MANILA--Reigning women's champion University of the Philippines blanked University of Santo Tomas, 5-0, to gain a share of first place in the UAAP badminton tournament at the Rizal Memorial Badminton Courts over the weekend.

Last season's MVP Jessie Francisco and top rookie Mary Ann MaraƱon shone as the Lady Maroons improved to 2-0 and have won nine straight ties dating back from last year.

La Salle joined UP on top with a 4-1 victory over National University.

In other ties, Ateneo overwhelmed Adamson, 5-0, while Far Eastern University routed University of the East, 5-0.

The Lady Eagles and the Lady Tamaraws rose to 1-1 to tie the Tigresses and the Lady Bulldogs in third place. The Lady Warriors and the Lady Falcons are winless in two starts.

Action resumes on Wednesday with the women's ties start at 2:30 p.m., right after the 10 a.m. men's tie at the Malate venue.

UP and La Salle dispute the solo lead, while other women's ties scheduled are Ateneo-FEU, UST-NU and Adamson-UE.   

In the men's division, titleholder NU plays UP, simultaneously with La Salle-Ateneo, UST-FEU and Adamson-UE ties.