AFTER a week of spikes and digs, Bea Tan of Negros Occidental and Dij Rodriguez defended their crown in the women’s Beach Volleyball Republic on Tour Amazing Puerto Galera Dreamwave Open at the Dreamwave White Beach in Puerto Galera, Palawan last March 11.
Tan and Rodriguez retained the title after eliminating MJ Ebro also of Negros and Derie Rosales of Team Xentro Mall-University of Santo Tomas in the finals, 21-15, 21-14.
This is the second year that Tan topped the tournament. In 2018, she partnered with Charo Soriano.
Tan and Rodriguez finished the eliminations with a 4-0 win-loss card. Ebro and Rosales crushed Ilongga sisters Roma Joy and Roma Mae Doromal in the semifinals, 21-16, 21-15.
Meanwhile, Ranran Abdilla and Jessie Lopez of Lopez Team Amazing easily dismantled KR Guzman and partner Krung Arbasto in the men’s division, 21-17, 21-14.
Santa Fe, Bantayan Island in Cebu will host the second leg of the tournament on March 23-24.