Green Tennisters keeps finals hopes alive; Lady Tennisters still undefeated

The Green Tennisters planned to finish the first round with a single loss on La Salle’s card, but NU’s uncanny 5-0 victory pushed the team below the standings.

With the loss, the Tennisters ended the first round with a 3-2 record, good for third, behind NU and UST.

The team is eyeing the championship this year and has strived to deliver a better record. The Green Tennisters opened the second round journey with a win against UP, 3-2. Ernesto Pantua clinched the victory via straight sets, 6-2 and 7-5.

With the momentum on the defending champion’s side, the Taft-based squad then routed UE, pushing both the team’s NU and UST counterpart to bail out wins to keep their championship bid running.

Looking for a victory to secure a spot in the finale, the Green Tennisters almost had it, but the chance slipped away as UST capitalized on errors, ending the match, 3-2.

The team currently occupies a spot in between second and third place place. Even with the loss, the team stands a good chance to enter the finals.

Dominating a clean slate

The Lady Tennisters, meanwhile, has managed to keep an immaculate season, ending the first round in a dominant fashion, 4-0.

The Taft-based Tennisters hope to bring back the title to DLSU, after yielding the crown to UST last season. With their eyes on the prize on the championship, the Lady Tennisters escaped an early scare from NU, winning the game, 3-2.

Aira Putiz, a key contributor to the Lady Tennisters commanding run this season, remains postive on the performance of the Taft-based squad thus far. She added, “So far so good. We’ve been winning the crucial games and we’re more eager to get the title this year.”

Both still favored to win the championship, the Tennisters hope to bring the crown back to DLSU.

With three more games remaining and a finals spot on the line, she added that last year’s champion is still the team to beat. Putiz furthered, “UST [is a team to beat], but if we keep on playing like our previous games, I think we can handle them. I believe in my team mates.”

David Antonio Escueta

By David Antonio Escueta

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