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Powerhouse De La Salle and surprising Arellano swept their men’s and women’s senior division matches at the start of the MVPSF-Meralco Philippine Taekwondo League at the SM Bicutan Mall activity center in Parañaque last Sunday.
The reigning PTL men’s champions, the La Salle jins whipped Lyceum, 38-17, while their female counterparts polished off Rizal Technological University, 29-11, in the event organized by the Philippine Taekwondo Association and sponsored by the MVP Sports Foundation Meralco.
Sharing the spotlight was Arellano U, which got off to shaky start in nipping University of the East, 26-25, in the men’s division before its women’s squad sent notice that it would be a team to reckon with by humbling College of St. Benilde, 20-6, in a battle of NCAA teams.
Tournament director Stephen Fernandez welcomed strong turnout in the 2016 edition of the competition meant to identify future athletes who could make it to the national pool.