Tan, Ceballos capture inaugural BVR title

Manila – The duo of Bea Tan and Fiola Ceballos were hailed the first ever Beach Volleyball Republic (BVR) national champions after defeating Team Negros Floremel Rodriguez and Jennifer Cosas, 21-19, 18-21, 15-7, at the Sands SM by the Bay in Pasay.

Tan and Ceballos endured the 3- day tournament under weather conditions that went up to  as extreme as 40 degrees at the Sands SM by the Bay beach volleyball court to overcome Team Negros who advanced to the championship game after the top seeded team of Alexa Micek and Charo Soriano was forced to forfeit as Micek suffered a concussion in the semi-finals and was unable to continue the bout against Team Negros, handing Rodriguez and Cosas the finals ticket.

Tan and Ceballos pocket 100,000 pesos as the grand champion, while Cosas and Rodriguez wins 70,000 pesos as runner ups. Team Air Force, composed of Coya Abanto and former UST standout Judy Caballejo bagged the third place after edging Micek and Soriano who consequentially bagged fourth place.