UC dominates Smart taekwondo tourney
The University of Cebu (UC) jins walked off with the overall championship in the 3rd and final leg of the 2013 Smart-Philippine Taekwondo League (PTL) competition yesterday after they ruled two divisions at the SM Consolacion in Consolacion, Cebu.
The Webmasters successfully defended its crown in the junior girls’ and boys’ division in the competition, which is also being held in nine different regions around the country, including the National Capital Region.
UC defeated Southwestern University (SWU) fighters in the championship face-off.
Bannered by top players and 2013 Batang Pinoy Visayas Qualifying leg gold medallists Jinielka Hansnella Albero, Andre Lim and Zozen Prajes, the UC lady jins overwhelmed SWU in the individual and tag team matches as they scored a total of 46 points to walk away with the title.
The SWU team, manned by Lyza Mae Sabellano, Florlyn Cabo, Ashley Venus Bongon, Nicole Elpa, Lorelee Natividad and Roan Begontes, managed only to rack up 37 points to settle for the second place.
The UC Junior Boys team, led by 2013 Batang Pinoy Visayas Qualifying Leg gold medallists James Louise Callino, Dominic Sator and Sal Luigi Estrada, also snared the championship title after defeating the University of San Carlos (USC), 91-47.
The other members of UC Boys’ squad are Kristian Ralph Tagarao, EJ Garces, Matthew Sedullo, Brian Fernandez, and John Dominic Sedullo.
The double victory of UC earned them the overall title in the tourney, which was first launched last June 2 at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium with the rest of the legs held separately in 10 regions all over the country.
The Cadet Boys’ division, on the other hand, was ruled by USC, which exacted vengeance over UC, 57-54, in their titular match-up.
The Cadet Girls’ division was dominated by the Divino Amores Academy fighters.
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