BVR on Tour second leg on in Santa Ana


CREAMLINE aces Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons and Krung Arbasto and Jude Garcia shoot for back-to-back titles as the second of the two-leg Beach Volleyball Republic on Tour unwraps Thursday in Santa Ana, Cagayan.

Twenty-one teams—11 women and 10 men—are again competing in the four-day, double-gender tournament to be played again in a bubble setup starting at 8 a.m.

The matches will be streamed live on Puso Pilipinas and Smart Sports Facebook pages and YouTube channels.

Representing Creamline 1, Rondina and Pons are bracketed in Pool A with 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, headlines Pool B, which also has 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 unbeaten in six matches. They also didn’t give up a set.

In the men’s division, Creamline 2’s Arbasto and Garcia leads 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.

Arbasto, one of the winningest BVR athletes with six golds, and Garcia, a first-time winner, topped the first leg via a seven-match sweep.

The entire BVR delegation underwent another round of antigen tests on Monday and Tuesday with all results turning out negative.

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