Davao’s WNM Samantha Umayan wins 2 Uaap golds

Davao City's Samantha Umayan, a woman national master, emerged victorious in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 86 chess competition. Representing Far Eastern University (FEU), Umayan secured the gold medal in the high school girls board 2 category, contributing to FEU's successful defense of their championship title. The 17-year-old Umayan, a senior high school student, showcased her exceptional skills with a flawless seven-point performance, defeating opponents from National University (NU) and De La Salle Zobel. Umayan expressed her happiness and gratitude for her teammates and coaches, whose daily training sessions over the past month paid off. This marks Umayan's third consecutive UAAP gold, having previously won individual and team golds in Season 85 and a team silver and individual bronze in Season 82. Despite her achievements, Umayan expressed regret for not being able to compete in the Batang Pinoy national championships due to her commitments in Manila. FEU secured the overall championship with 26.5 points, followed by NU in second place, University of Santo Tomas (UST) in third, and Adamson University (AdU) in fourth.

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