THE UST duo of Kris Roy Guzman and Anthony Arbasto faltered against Cebu’s Jade Becaldo and Rommel Pepito, 18-21, 22-20, 18-20, in the finals of the 2017 Beach Volleyball Republic (BVR) National Championship at the Anguib Beach Resort in Sta. Ana, Cagayan Sunday.
Tiger Spikers, the defending UAAP champions, earlier handily defeated FEU’s Jeremiah Barrica and Kevin Hadlocon in the semifinals, 21-15, 21-11.
UST coach Paul Doloiras said he was still satisfied with his team’s performance despite the loss.
“Makikita mo sa score na talagang lumaban [sila.] ‘Yung nakalaban nila mga former national team kaya masaya kami sa ginalaw ng mga bata namin,” he said in a text message to the Varsitarian.
The Tiger Spikers bested three other teams to finish first in Group B of eliminations and won P30,000 as cash prize.
The BVR tourney ran from July 28 to July 30.