La Salle, UST share early lead in UAAP women’s table tennis

Defending three-time champion De La Salle and University of Santo Tomas are unbeaten in four women’s contests, while three teams are tied for the men’s lead after the opening weekend of the UAAP Season 80 table tennis tournament at the UP CHK Gym.

The Lady Archers went through the wringer before edging Far Eastern University, 3-1, before prevailing over University of the Philippines, 3-0, Adamson University, 3-0, and National University, 3-1 in their last 3 games.

Not to be outdone were the Tigresses, last year’s runner-up, who defeated the Tamaraws, 3-1, the Lady Maroons, 3-1, the Lady Bulldogs, 3-0, and the Lady Warriors, 3-0.

In the men’s division, title-holder UST, NU and surprising Adamson University are locked in a three-way logjam at first place at 3-1.

The Growling Tigers lost their opener to the Bulldogs, 0-3, before winning against UE, 3-0, UP, 3-0, and the Tamaraws, 3-1.

NU scored three wins against UST, De La Salle, 3-2, and Ateneo, 3-1, while its lone defeat came from the Falcons, 2-3.

Adamson University, seventh place last season, beat the Green Archers, 3-1, the Bulldogs, 3-2, and FEU, 3-0, but the Falcons bowed to the Fighting Maroons, 0-3.

Action resumes Thursday with the 8 a.m. morning session and 1 p.m. afternoon matches at the Diliman venue.