MANILA -- San Beda and Letran showed its championship poise by nipping separate foes recently in the 85th NCAA table tennis and lawn tennis competitions at the Emilio Aguinaldo College Gym and Rizal Memorial Tennis Center.

The Lions leaned on eventual Most Valuable Player (MVP) Japheth Adasa in overtaking last year’s titlist College of St. Benilde (CSB) to rule the men’s division.

In junior's division, Karl Angelo Bolado was crowned high school MVP after he paced the Cubs over San Sebastian to complete a back-to-back title.

In the distaff side, the Lady Blazers reigned supreme for the fifth straight season.

The Knights meanwhile edged last year’s champions the Blazers, 2-1, to bag the lawn tennis title holders this year.

San Beda, which also ruled demonstration sport soft tennis Sunday, continued its juggernaut as it ruled the high school division by smashing last year’s winner CSB, 2-1.

Perpetual Help and San Sebastian finished third and fourth in the seniors’ section while San Sebastian and Letran ended up third and fourth in the juniors’ class. (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)