College of Nottingham swept the board on the British Universities & Schools Sport (BUCS) desk tennis championships, with athletes within the inexperienced and gold colors taking all 5 golds and a number of other minor medals.
With 40 tables in operation on the college’s house territory on the David Ross Sports activities Village, it was an exceptionally busy occasion – there have been 332 rivals within the Males’s Singles and 136 within the Girls’s Singles, plus three doubles competitions.
The Girls’s Singles had a powerful look, with a number of senior England internationals within the high bracket of seeds, led by No 1 seed Tin-Tin Ho.
Nevertheless, it was the second seed, Yat Poon, who defeated her College of Nottingham (UoN) team-mate Ho within the remaining, taking the title in a decider after seeing off a Ho comeback – the ultimate rating was 11-9, 14-12, 4-11, 7-11, 11-8). The rostrum is pictured above.
Bronze medals went to Nottingham Trent’s Mollie Patterson, who was defeated 3-1 (11-7, 7-11, 11-6, 11-6) by Poon, and Natalia Grigelova of College of Portsmouth, who was overwhelmed 5, 9, 2 by Ho of their semi-final.
Fourth seed Mari Baldwin of UoN was surprisingly overwhelmed within the final 64 by unseeded Lexi Zhao.
Within the Males’s Singles, high seed Shayan Siraj got here out on high, and it was an nearly a carbon copy of the ladies’s remaining as he noticed opponent Shohei Nishi combat again from 2-0 right down to stage, earlier than Siraj gained the fifth.
The ultimate scoreline was 3-2 (11-5, 11-7, 9/11, 8-11, 11-9) in Siraj’s favour in opposition to his fellow UoN pupil.
Ryan Choong of Warwick College took bronze after dropping to Siraj 3, 7, 7 within the semis, and he was joined on the third step of the rostrum by Damian Shing Kee Chia of College of Stirling – who misplaced 5, 6, 6 to Nishi.
Choong had had an incredible run to the final 4 as he beat three of the highest 10 seeds on the best way – fourth seed Naphong Boonyaprapa in 4 video games within the spherical of 32, ninth seed Danny Bajwa of College of Strathclyde in 4 within the final 16 and fifth seed Olly Cornish of Nottingham Trent in 5 within the quarter-finals.
Second seed Josh Bruce (Nottingham Trent) went out within the spherical of 128 having not arrived for his match.
There have been a few notable leads to the sooner levels – fifth seed Cornish was overwhelmed within the group stage by Tom Tang from College of Nottingham, and tenth seed Trevor Zhang (UoN) went out within the spherical of 64 to unranked Joe Sawyer of Sheffield Hallam in a exceptional 3-2 (12-10, 11-9, 1-11, 4-11, 13-11) reverse.
The 2 same-gender doubles occasions noticed golds go to combos who had met within the respective singles finals.
Siraj & Nishi defeated Bruce & Cornish of Nottingham Trent within the males’s remaining, with bronzes going to UoN pairs Christian Han & Sam Cooper and Boonyaprapa & Robert Pelc.
Within the girls’s, Ho & Poon overcame team-mates Baldwin & Jasmin Wong within the remaining, with one other UoN pair – Anaya Patel & Daniela Grammatopoulou – taking bronze alongside Scarlett Anders & Erin Inexperienced of Newcastle.
Within the Blended Doubles, Siraj & Ho duly took gold, defeating Nishi & Poon within the remaining. They had been joined on the rostrum by UoN pair Pelc & Wong, and by Bruce & Patterson from Nottingham Trent.