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Trisha Genesis breaks down in tears after Adamson stays alive in Final Four race. UAAP PHOTO

Trisha Genesis breaks down in tears after Adamson stays alive in Final Four race. UAAP PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Trisha Genesis didn’t let Adamson down when it mattered most, keeping her team alive in the UAAP Season 84 women’s volleyball tournament.

Adamson and Ateneo, who both finished the season with 8-6 records, will clash in a no-tomorrow playoff for No.4 on Saturday.

Fighting for their dear life, Genesis took matters into her own hands with 20 points as Adamson upset La Salle, 25-23, 17-25, 25-16, 26-24, to secure a playoff for the last Final Four ticket on Thursday at Mall of Asia Arena.

“I don’t want to give up. I don’t want to let my team down even if my game was off, especially in the first set,” said Genesis, who was in tears during the post-game press conference.

“I kept in my mind that I won’t give this game to La Salle because it’s now or never.”

Adamson coach Lerma Giron and all the Lady Falcons were emotional while on their knees after beating the Lady Spikers for the first time since 2018 — when Jema Galanza and Mylene Paat stunned the Ramil de Jesus-coached squad.

“We are so emotional because our team has been through a lot this pandemic from the offseason until now. Everyone sacrificed for the team. And it’s a big relief that we’re on the right path for the Final Four,” said Giron in Filipino.

Now that they earned their second chance, Giron said her wards have no plans of wasting this opportunity to bring back Adamson to the semifinals for the first time in eight years.

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“We have to work hard for that playoff game,” said Giron. “They just have to embrace their responsibilities. I’m proud of these ladies, they refused to give up even though it’s hard to score a point and even we trailed.”

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Nick Kyrgios has laughed off questions regarding his on-court attire, as he opted to change his shoes and hat before taking a post-match interview following his gutsy performance in the fourth round.

Kyrgios’ detractors were desperate for something, anything, to take the shine off his impressive five-set win, where he battled a shoulder ailment throughout, receiving treatment several times.

But if his win over Stefanos Tsitsipas was a ‘circus’, as the vanquished Greek proposed it was, this was anything but.

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Save for a couple of words with the chair umpire late in the contest, Kyrgios was focused, and almost reserved at times.

Few sports stars are as polarising – and when Kyrgios switched his hat and shoes for a red Jordan brand cap and some matching sneakers, it gave his critics – of which there were fewer than his last match, for obvious reasons – the ammunition they needed.

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On commentary, Aussie legend Todd Woodbridge said that his countryman “might receive a letter in his locker” about the hat and shoe change.

The 27-year-old’s post-win press conference was nothing like the combative environment that it was two days ago, right until the very end.

A reporter posed the idea that Kyrgios invites his own controversy, including an open flaunting of clear wardrobe rules.

“Why then would you walk on to centre court with bright red trainers on and do an interview in a red cap?” Kyrgios was asked.

The reply was typically Kyrgios.

“Because I do what I want,” he responded, before being pressed on whether or not he thought he was above the rules.

“No. I’m not above the rules. I just like wearing my Jordans.”

The line of questioning continued despite a moderator’s attempted intervention, when Kyrgios was quick to correct the journalist that he hadn’t ‘moaned’ about controversy.

“I haven’t moaned. I love it,” he said.

“Yeah, it’s just more attention for me. What’s that saying? Any publicity is good publicity, right?

“Keep doing you then champion,” he said to the question asker before moving on.

Kyrgios will get a day off before facing Chile’s Cristian Garin for a spot in the final four.

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Erik ten Hag was afforded a first opportunity to work with a number of returning Reds at Carrington on Monday.

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Cristian Garin came from two sets down and saved two match points in the fifth before beating Alex de Minaur to reach his first grand slam quarter-final at Wimbledon.

The unseeded Chilean trailed 5-3 in the first-to-10 fifth-set tiebreaker before winning six straight points to take a 9-5 lead.

He then converted his second match point to advance 2-6, 5-7, 7-6 (3), 6-4, 7-6 (6) on Court No.2 after four hours and 34 minutes.

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Garin is the first Chilean man to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal since Fernando Gonzales in 2009.

The 19th-seeded de Minaur had never lost a set against Garin in three previous meetings and looked set to maintain that streak when he led 3-1 in the third-set tiebreaker. The Australian then held two match points at 5-4 in the fifth.

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