Lady Paddlers place third, Green Paddlers fifth in UAAP table tennis

De La Salle University-Manila continues its campaign as the women’s table tennis team finished in third place, while the Green Paddlers fell short in reaching the playoff round of the UAAP table tennis competition concluded on October 1 at the Blue Eagle Gym in Ateneo de Manila.

The Lady Paddlers amassed 16 match points that were good for third spot. They automatically garnered second runner up at the end of the eliminations as defending champion Far Eastern University swept the competition.

In the last day of competition, the women’s team won a crucial match against National University, 3-1, despite getting swept by the eventual champions in the morning. Mikaela Yagin, Vanesa Ng, and Kim Medina all won their respective singles bouts against the Lady Bulldogs to wrap up their season.

Meanwhile, the men’s side lost a close one to University of the Philippines, 2-3, foiling its chance to play in the final four.

They were tied with University of the East at fourth with 17 match points, however UE won the tiebreaker after emerging 3-0 in their second round pairing. The Taft-based Paddlers won their first round encounter, 3-2.

Other results the Green Paddlers had on that day were a 3-0 assault against NU and a 0-3 shellacking from defending champion University of Santo Tomas.

Finally, De La Salle Zobel lost all its matches to end up seventh in the juniors division.

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