CEBUANA volleyball star Cherry Ann “Sisi” Rondina and partner, Bernadeth Pons, have their eyes set on a second straight title when they compete in the second leg of the BVR on Tour on Oct. 28, 2021 in Santa Ana, Cagayan.
Rondina and Pons will be trying to hold off 10 other women teams in the four-day, double-gender tournament in a bubble set-up starting at 8 a.m.
Representing Creamline 1, Rondina and Pons are grouped in Pool A, which also includes Biogenic Alcohol’s Roma Joy Doromal and Heather Guino-o, Black Mamba Army 2’s Jem Gutierrez and Audrey Paran, Sta. Lucia 1’s Jackie Estoquia and DM Demontaño, and Delimondo’s MJ Ebro and Bianca Lizares.
Creamline 2’s Dzi Gervacio and Dij Rodriguez, the first leg’s third placers, headline Pool B, which also comprises Eastern Perlas Spikers’ Michelle Morente and Jules Samonte, Toyota-Tuguegarao’s Nicole Tiamzon and Jho Maraguinot, PLDT’s Ella and Nieza Viray, Black Mamba Army 1’s Nene Bautista and Jeannie delos Reyes, and Sta. Lucia 2’s Bang Pineda and Glaudine Troncoso.
Rondina, a four-time BVR champion and Pons, a two-time winner, ruled the first leg by going perfect in six matches.
In the men’s division, Creamline 2’s Arbasto and Garcia headline Pool A along with Negros Occidental Beach Volleyball Club’s Deanne Neil de Pedro and Eljhay Ronquillo, Tuguegarao’s AJ Pareja and James Pecaña, DeliRush 1’s Evan Laraya and Joven Camaganakan, and Army 2’s Joel Villonson and Randy Fallorina.
Pool B is composed of Creamline 1’s Ranran Abdilla and Romnick Rico, EVI Construction’s KR Guzman and Doy Barrica, DeliRush 2’s Nichol Jundana and Jeffer Guerrero, Army 1’s Joshua Barrica and Jason Uy, and Orchard Fresh’s Rhenze Hu and Benjaylo Lebide.
The first leg went to Arbasto, one of the winningest BVR athletes with six golds, and Garcia, a first-time winner, after completing a seven-match sweep.