Photo and text by Denver Del Rosario

The University of the Philippines (UP) Maroon Smashers ends their campaign with a 1st runner-up finish after bowing down to powerhouse National University (NU) in straight games, 0-3, today in Game 2 of the UAAP Season 80 men’s badminton finals.
En route to the finals, State U ended a drought against the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) Blue Shuttlers, defeating the Katipunan squad, 3-1 in the semis.
The Diliman squad lost Game 1 yesterday to the Bulldogs, 1-3. NU gets its fourth straight championship with a perfect 35-0 record.
Meanwhile the women’s team failed to take a comeback win against the De La Salle University (DLSU) Lady Shuttlers, 2-3 and trail 0-1 in the best of three finals.

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