Generika-Ayala and Marinerang Pilipina shoot for their first win when they clash in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix tomorrow at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Action starts at 7 p.m. with the Lifesavers and Lady Skippers looking to end their misfortunes in this prestigious women’s club tourney bankrolled by Cocolife, Cocogen, Sogo, Eurotel, Sweet and Fit Stevia, Team Rebel Sports and Genius Sports.
Prior to that, Chery Tiggo tries to bounce back when it faces PLDT Home Fibr in the 5 p.m. opening salvo of this battle that also has Bizooku, Gerflor, Senoh, Asics, Mikasa and Mueller Sports as technical partners.
The early stretch of this import-flavored conference offers a lot of surprises.
Sta. Lucia, a team powered by new recruits Mika Reyes and Royse Tubino, climbed on top of the standings with two straight wins to join two-time champion Petron and heavy contender F2 Logistics in a three-way tie at the ceiling.
Meanwhile, Cherry Tiggo and Cignal are behind with 1-1, leaving PLDT, Generika-Ayala and Marinerang Pilipina at the basement with an identical 0-2 slate.
But all eyes will be on Lady Skippers’ Croatian import Hana Cutura, who is expected to catch fire after erupting for 29 points in their 19-25, 25-21, 28-30, 20-25 loss to the Lady Realtors over the weekend.
Marinerang Pilipina head coach Vilet Ponce-de Leon said she is pinning her hopes on the 31-year-old Cutura against he Lifesavers powered by Cuban import Elizabeth Vicet Campos with setter Rhea Dimaculangan, Mina Aganon, and Eli Soyud as backers.
“We fall short in our previous game, but rest assured that we will be back against Generika-Ayala,” said Ponce-de Leon, the architect of Chery Tiggo’s maiden title in the PSL.
“Hana is doing it all. She wants to win. We will do everything we can to help her.”
Veteran Ivy Remulla, Coleen Bravo, Judith Abil, Seth Rodriguez and Rhea Ramirez are expected to step up to help the Lady Skippers barge into the win column.