The fight isn’t over for the national team.
After bombing out of medal contention at the hands of China, the Philippines will square off with Kazakhstan in the classification round of the 18th Asian Games on Friday in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Action is set at 2:30 p.m. (Indonesia time) at the GBK Tennis Indoor Stadium.
The Filipinas are looking to finish their campaign on a high note after 36 years of absence in the grand quadrennial meet.
Jaja Santiago, who finished with 16 points over the towering Chinese, is expected to lead the scoring role for Filipinas together with Alyssa Valdez, Mika Reyes, Kianna Dy, Kim Fajardo, Dawn Macandili, and Aby Maraño.
The Kazakhs are tipped to take the Filipinas seriously after suffering a straight-set loss to the Japanese, 25-16, 25-18, 25-21, in the quarterfinals.
Sana Anarkulova shone the brightest for Kazakhstan as she delivered 17 attacks, two blocks, and an ace against Japan.
The survivors of this match will take on the winner between Vietnam and host Indonesia for fifth spot, while the losers will play for seventh place on Saturday.