PSL beach volley: Petron’s Rondina-Pons duo start title-defense bid

first_imgDave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Cignal A’s Mylena Paat and Rap Aguilar recovered from a disappointing second set to fend off Generika-Ayala B’s Bang Pineda and Sheeka Espinosa for the 21-19, 5-21, 16-14 victory to top Pool B.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Cherry Rondina and Bernadeth Pons, the same partnership who represented the Philippines in the 29th Southeast Asian Beach Volleyball Championships in Singapore, had to fight back from a one-set deficit to Fiola Ceballos and Patty Orendain in their finals rematch.Rondina said she and Pons had to adjust on the fly, as they didn’t have that much time to train together as the latter just finished her season with Far Eastern University in the UAAP and both didn’t practice in an environment where no shade covered the court whatsoever.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We had a hard time moving through the court because we didn’t practice here, and Bernadeth just joined me after the UAAP,” said Rondina in Filipino.“We’re training in UST [University of Santo Tomas] wherein it’s not that hot and the court has trees over it, not this kind of environment where the sun is just blazing,” said Pons. Defending champion Petron XCS was off to a good start as it kicked back Generika-Ayala A 19-21, 21-14, 15-8, in the opening day of the Philippine Superliga Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup Wednesday at Mall of Asia’s Sands by the Bay.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ PBA All-Star: Romeo, Duterte’s son-in-law top legends shootout Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img

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