Paddlers from the different divisions clashed last Sunday, December 7, to vie for first place in the Table Tennis Men’s Singles and Doubles competitions held at the Ateneo de Davao Annex.
The singles’ championship saw a battle between pink and blue, as the Vipers faced the Dragons head to head. JM Villa Abrille of the Business and Management division and Francis Jeric Emuy of the Social Sciences cluster raced to a best-of-five match.
The SS dragons were defeated during the first set 8-11. Nonetheless, Emuy was fired up with the first loss and came back in the next three sets then to claim the victory over Vipers 10-12, 10-12, 4-11.
The Sharks and Griffins then faced each other in the third-place match, with the Griffins winning over the Sharks 3-0.
From the beginning, the Accountancy department had the School of Education on their knees, ending the first set at 11-7. Though the Sharks made the game close during the second round, they were of no match for the Griffins. The following sets finished off at 9-11 and 7-11 respectively, with the Griffins winning bronze.
The championship for the Men’s Doubles proved to be more than any ordinary battle. Renz Otero and Johan Benedict Mearns of the BM cluster won against Kim Aspacio and Allistair Chavez of the SS cluster 3-2 in a tightly-contested match that saw upswings from both sides.
The Dragons took the first two sets at 11-7 and 12-10. However, the Vipers responded valiantly from the first two defeats, and rebounded to win the final three sets 11-2, 6-11, and 8-11.
The CS Chameleons went head-to-head with the Accountancy Griffins as they fought for third place in the Men’s Doubles category. The Griffins dominated, defeating their opponents 3-0. The Accountancy division had control over the game from the start, winning all three sets at 11-5, 11-6, 11-5.