SANTA ANA, Cagayan. — Lot Catubag and Karen Quilario of Davao added another gold medal to in their vast collection while Malaysia ruled the men’s division of the CEZA and First Cagayan Beach Volleyball Republic International Santa Ana Open here Sunday.
Playing under heavy rain and strong winds, Catubag and Quilario pulled off a dominant 21-14, 21-14 victory over Iloilo’s DM Demontaño and Jackie Estoquia and complete a perfect campaign in the two-day event.
Malaysians Raja Nazmi Hussin and Mohd Aizzat Zokri beat University of the Visayas’ Kevin Juban and Raphy Abanto 21-17, 21-18 for the men’s crown.
Catubag and Quilario, who made it to the Round of 12 of the recent FIVB World Tour Manila Open, followed up their successful BVR national championship in Dagupan a few months ago by playing smart under difficult conditions.
After struggling in strong winds and losing to FEU’s Jeremiah Barrica and Kevin Hadlocon on opening day, Malaysia went on a five-match win streak to win the gold.