The U19 Table Tennis team were excellent on Monday at the City Champs. They came a convincing 2nd, losing by 5 total points to a very strong SIS team.
Considering all but one (Axel) were members of the U14 Championship winning team (apart from An, this was his first tournament!) this is a superb result! They won all their singles and doubles against our sister school BIS (always nice!) and had convincing wins over AMIS and TIS.
Both Loc and Kiet won all their singles games and were inspirational in their doubles matches. Both showing real maturity and how much they have progressed over this year in terms of their understanding of tactics and players strengths and weaknesses.
Khoa had some excellent wins and was inspirational in a doubles win over a strong AMIS pair, he was playing at Seed 4 for the first time but dealt with the added pressure brilliantly.
Joseph came back from an unfortunate early loss against AMIS to assist Loc in some superb doubles wins and showed real quality in his wins over TIS’s 2nd seed.
Huy Anh showed the excellent progress he’s made over this year, playing at Seed 3 he recorded some superb singles and doubles wins.
Both Axel and An had success in the singles and contributed to some superb doubles matches, with a great final win over a strong AMIS pair.
The whole team were a credit to the school and were in fact slightly unfortunate to not go away with another city championship, a little bit more maturity and patience in tight points is perhaps required, though this is something to strive for next year!