UST, FEU score in UAAP taekwondo opener-A A +A
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas (UST) and Far Eastern University (FEU) made their presence felt in the men’s and women’s taekwondo tournament of the 75th UAAP season after posting wins to jumpstart their respective title retention bids on Tuesday.
The Growling Tigers easily defeated University of the East, 5-2, and Ateneo, 5-2, to grab the early lead with a 2-0 card while the Lady Tamaraws hardly broke a sweat against the Lady Eagles, 6-1.
UST, which is gunning for its 11th championship, had reigning men’s MVP Dane Pio de Roda leading the charge.
In other men’s results, 2010 champion La Salle whipped Ateneo, 5-2, UP stunned Season 74 third placer FEU, 4-3, and UE downed tournament newcomer National University, 6-1.
Meanwhile, the Lady Archers posted identical shutout wins (7-0) against the Lady Warriors and the Lady Bulldogs.
The Tigresses began its mission to bounce back from last year’s fourth place finish by rolling over the University of the Philippines, 6-1, but the Lady Maroons later downed the Lady Eagles, 7-0. (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)