DAVAO

Hard hitters

DAVAO. Kobe Miranda of Ateneo de Davao University goes for a kill during the 34th Kadayawan Sports Festival Inter-High School Beach Volleyball Tournament 2019 boys championship match against Maryknoll School of Lupon-A at the Felis Beach Resort Complex Sunday, August 4. (Photo by D’Artagnan Yambao)

ATENEO de Davao University (Addu) and Jose Maria College (JMC)-A ruled the 34th Kadayawan Sports Festival Inter-High School Beach Volleyball Tournament 2019 at the Felis Beach Resort Complex Sunday, August 4.

Ateneo Blue Knights Kobe Daniel Miranda and Rysell Cris Villarte whipped Mary Knoll School of Lupon (MSLU)-A of Vinz Jolo Celmar and Jame Omar Abayon, 21-14, in the boys finals match to clinch the title.

Ateneo also won on the same note, 21-14, in the semifinals against Mythic’s Dux Euan Yambao of the University of the Immaculate Conception (UIC) and Aljon Jimenez of Mati National Comprehensive High School (MNCHS).

MSLU-A, for its part, rolled past JMC-2, 21-13, to arrange a titular showdown with the Blue Knights.

In the distaff side, JMC-A pair of Keith Claire Guma and Angelique Alia spanked sister team JMC-C’s Lussel Mae Solis and Martina Miles Dennison, 21-15.

JMC-A earlier survived past SPC Stallions, 23-21, in the semifinals to set up a meeting with JMC-C, who crushed UIC-A tandem of Trixie Alysson Segarino and Hanna Mae Ortiz, 21-13.

The top four teams in both boys and girls categories received cash prizes of P3,000, P2,500, P2,000 and P1,500 as well as medals.

The tournament, organized by Davao Volleyball Association and presented by the city government of Davao through the Sports Development Division, drew a total of 28 teams.

However, PVF regional director D’Artagnan Yambao said they need to extend to about three weekends to accommodate more teams in their next tournament.

“Okay lang pero kapos sa oras at araw,” he said, adding that there were two major upsets in boy swhere top ranked JMC 2 and second ranked Mythic were disposed by fourth ranked MSLU and third ranked Ateneo. (MLSA)


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