The Philippine SuperLiga Grand Prix opens on October 10 at the Alonte Arena in Binan, Laguna. Click for the list of our imports, teams and their lineups.
Philippine SuperLiga Grand Prix 2015
Click to view the line up for the 8 teams: Army, Cebu, Cignal, Foton, Meralco, Petron, Philips Gold and RC Cola
The Blaze Spikers will be challenged by Cignal, Foton, Meralco-DLSU, Philips Gold and RC Cola-Air Force, which is making a return after taking a one-year breather following the mandatory military training of its players.
Three-time champion Philippine Army is also a cinch to make a comeback, forging an exciting duel with the Blaze Spikers, who won the crown in the past two conferences.
Save for some minor kinks, reigning Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix champion Petron is all set to represent the country in the Asian Women’s Club Championship in Ha Nam, Vietnam next month.
Blaze Spikers coach George Pascua yesterday said their morale is high and they are just waiting for the arrival of their Brazilian imports before they could formally go full blast in their preparation for the prestigious continental volleyball tournament set from Sept. 12 to 20.
“This is just a game, nothing personal,” she said. “I lost to her when I was still in college. Now that we’re already professional, we want to start on a clean slate. Iba na ang labanan ngayon.”
“Winning the title is really a great feeling. Our hard work paid off. Even in sickness, I still did my best to train because this is commitment, and I am committed to represent this team in the inaugural PSL Beach Volleyball tournament” said Gendrauli.
All eyes will be on Gilligan’s and Foton Tornadoes in what is billed as a fierce battle between the best beach volleyball player from Cebu against her old nemesis from Iloilo.
Gendrauli, who used to rule Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. while playing for Southwestern University, clashed with Ceballos twice in a commercial beach volley tournament in Boracay in 2012 and 2013.
She lost on both occassions.
“Additional motivation din yun on my part,” said Gendrauli, one of the stalwarts of Mane ‘N Tail in the recent PSL All-Filipino Conference. “That’s why we’re training hard to be super competitive on Saturday.”