Creamline 1’s Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons, and Krung Arbasto and Jude Garcia pulled off championship doubles in the women’s and men's finale, respectively in the BVR on Tour second leg Sunday.

/ 2 November 2021

Rondina and Pons faced Ella and Iza Viray in the semis, the twins were able to hold their own in the opening set. However, in the second set Creamline cruised to a 21-17, 21-12 win to go to the championship match.  

After that, the Rondina-Pons tandem was hailed as the champions after defeating Creamline 2’s Dij Rodriguez and Dzi Gervacio, 21-13, 21-11.

In 2019, the pairs Rondina and Pons won 19 consecutive matches in the Lianga leg, and now proving their expertise, continued to win 13 matches in the 2022 two-leg BVR bubble.

Meanwhile, Arbasto and Garcia, who are also unbeaten in 14 playoff matches, advanced to the championship final by injury forfeit when Negros Occidental Beach Volleyball Club’s Eljhay Ronquillo was unable to finish the game.

Still, the men’s finale was also taken by Creamline 1’s Krung Arbasto and Jude Garcia as they upset Tuguegarao’s James Pecaña and AJ Pareja, 21-17, 21-16.

Rondina won her fifth BVR title, while Pons won her third; Abastro was in for his 7th title in the BVR and a second straight title for Garcia. 

Regardless of the challenges the five-year-old beach volleyball circuit faced, the two-leg bubble was successful and able to keep the players and staff safe.

With the BVR Tour’s first tournament since September 2019, BVR founder Charo Soriano shared that everything was worth it. 

Pons showed gratitude to Philippine National Volleyball Federation and the BVR, making the event possible.

“Sobrang grateful sa pagkakaroon ng opportunity na makapaglaro dito. Tuloy kami sa goal namin,” said Pons.

Also, Garcia shared how they are goal-oriented in making a name in the Beach Volleyball scene, both national and international. 

“Siguro focus lang kami sa goal. Hindi lang kami nagpe-prepare dito (BVR) kundi sa Asian Senior Beach Volleyball Championship sa Thailand (next month) and sa SEA Games next year,” said Garcia.