THE Philippine Superliga is set to make a comeback when it rolls out its 2021 Gatorade-Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup starting this Friday at the sand courts of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority.
Eight teams, including guest squad Kennedy Solar Energy-PetroGazz, are set to see action in the first volley tournament to be held during the pandemic.
Kennedy Solar Energy-PetroGazz will parade the tandem of Ariane Luna Alarcon and Christina Canares while Sta. Lucia is picked as the team to beat as it fields veteran beach volley campaigners Bang Pineda and Jonah Sabete as well as DM Demontano and Jackie Estoquia.
F2 Logistics is fielding in Jenny Mar Senares, Kyla Angela Gallego while Chery Tiggo will don the colors of United Auctioneers, Inc. with Ella Viray and Theresa Ramas as entries.
Rounding up the field are Alexa Polidario and Erjan Magdato for Abanse Negrense 1, Jennifer Cosas and Gelimae Villanueva for Abanse Negrense 2, and Jonah San Pedro and Javen Sabas for Toby’s Sports.
PSL Chairman Philip Ella Juico said the league’s staging of the tourney has the go-signal of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF), which released Resolution 79 last October allowing the staging of beach volleyball tourneys using a bubble setup in Subic, the site of the 30th Southeast Asian Games.