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NU closes in on 3-peat

National University halted Ateneo’s four-game winning run in the playoffs with a 3-0 victory and moved closer to completing a men’s three-peat yesterday in the UAAP badminton tournament.

Mike Minuluan and Alem Palmares bested the Blue Eagles pair of Jan Mangubat and Hanz Bernardo, 17-21, 21-13, 21-18, in the first doubles to help the Bulldogs extend their winning streak to 26 ties.

Keeyan Gabuelo defeated Mangubat, 21-10, 14-21, 21-17, in the first singles, while Leenard Pedrosa whipped Bernardo, 21-19, 21-10, in the second singles for NU.