VISITING Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm) and Davao City-based Team Philhealth annexed the men's and women's titles of the just-concluded Davao City Summer Fest 2015-Mindanao Open Invitational Beach Volleyball at Liza's and Marithes Seafoods Grill Restaurant at Times Beach, Matina.
The Gabshar Tahiluddin and Halim Khan-powered Armm spanked Davao Optima's Carven Sarte, a National University Games and BIMP Eaga Friendship Games gold medal performer, and Edmar Flores in the best-of-three finals, 15-11, 12-15, 15-12.
Tawi-Tawi tandem of Nur-Amin Madsairi and Roldan Medino Jr. walloped the pair of Johnel Amora and Danilo Arat, Jr. of Davao Norte in their battle for third, 21-14.
Philhealth's Liezl Manatad and May Shiel "Mitch" Agton, meanwhile, topped the women's event after hacking out a 21-18 victory over Maricel and Cherry Cabus of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) in the finals.
Tournament director and Philippine Volleyball Federation (PVF) D'Artagnan "Daks" Yambao said only one set was played during the women's finals game due to time constraints.
RCube composed of Analyn Diaz and Renelyn Raterta placed third following a 21-18 triumph at the expense of Davao Norte's Dannah Quisado and Mary Ascua.
The champions took home P36,000 while the next three placers P27,000, P18,000 and P9,000, respectively.
The event was presented by the City Government of Davao through the Sports Development Division of the City Mayor's Office and organized by the Davao Volleyball Association with PVF-Davao.