The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and Polytechnic University (PolyU) claimed victories in the opening round of the Philips Hong Kong Universities Football League matches on Sunday. CUHK were dominant in their game with Lingnan University. Striker Yuen Chun-pong netted twice, and Po Tak-pong added another for a comfortable 3-0 win. PolyU proved formidable opponents for Baptist University, with French midfielder Flouen pulling the strings from midfield. He opened the scoring on 19 minutes and set up another in a 3-0 triumph. Defending champions City University (CityU) were held to a 2-2 draw by underdogs the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). HKUST's Tang Kwok-hung looked to have scored the winner on 75 minutes, but reliable CityU striker Terry Yau Man-hon popped up with an equaliser with just nine minutes left. In last season's final at Baptist University Sports Ground, CityU gained sweet revenge when they clinched the title with a 2-1 victory over the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd). The clash was a repeat of the 2002 final, when HKIEd beat CityU in a penalty shootout following a goalless draw after extra time. Champions of this year's tournament will win a place in the annual Philips International Soccer Sevens at Happy Valley next April. The competition always offers big prizes for winners and top individual performers. Philips is a big supporter of football around the world, and is the sponsor of top Dutch club PSV Eindhoven, as well as university leagues in Europe, Brazil and mainland China.