Sunday, March 2, 2014

ALSA Unpad EC 2014: Underdog Paramadina Slays #1 UGM to Reach SF

#9 Universitas Paramadina (Gema Bastari, Aliefah Saras, Retno Dewati) pulled off the tournament's upset in the quarterfinal of the 2014 ALSA Unpad English Challenge debate after eliminating #1 Universitas Gadjah Mada A (Muhammad Fidhzariyan, Aldila Irsyad Noi, Sufi Adenda) that had not dropped a point before the match. This is the first time for Paramadina to reach a major national 3-on-3 semifinal. In the octofinal, the giant-slaying Paramadina knocked out another representative of a powerhouse, #8 Universitas Indonesia B (Adeline Tiffanie, Jessica Liong, Dinda Royhan).

In the semifinal tomorrow, Paramadina will face #5 UGM B (Himang Sharatun, Ummi Hadiba, Syadza Annisa) who are bent on avenging their schoolmates. In the other match, #2 Universitas Parahyangan A (Revian Wirabuana, Devris Wijaya, Jeanne Sanjaya) will meet #3 Universitas Atma Jaya Jakarta A (Cindy Fransisca, Kario Teguh, Silvya Suwandy). It is still anyone's game now at the competition held at Universitas Padjadjaran's main Bandung campus but what is clear is that there will not be any all-UGM final like last year's edition.

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