Students are table-tennis table-toppers

The University of Chichester's men's table tennis team thumped Imperial College 17-0 to complete a home and away double.

Friday, 9th December 2016, 11:00 am
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 6:47 pm
Daniel Pound in action for the table-tennis team

Victory ensured they sit top of their South Eastern Conference league table going into the Christmas break.

The team are unbeaten this season with wins over Kent, Sussex and Brunel as well as the Imperial double and have advanced to the quarter-finals of the cup.

Team captain Daniel Pound (pictured) said: “We’ve been going really well this season after winning promotion last year. There’s a good blend in this team.

“The two freshers Richard Pelc and Tom Beales have definitely brought something to the team. Hopefully we can keep things up in the league in the new year. We were runners-up in the cup in 2015-16 so we’d like to do well in that again too.”

The men’s table tennis team comprises Pound, Josh Green, Beales, Pelc, Oliver Hicks, Ant McCormack and Nathan Hack.

In other midweek fixtures, Chichester women’s rugby and women’s football first teams recorded wins over Kings College London and Herfordshire respectively.

The rugby players are top of the BUCS south eastern 1A league and the footballers are top in premier south.

Other notable results (Nov 30): Badminton Men’s 1st 1-7 Kingston University 1st; Badminton Women’s 3-5 Royal Holloway  1st; Basketball Men’s 1st 76-84 Reading University 1st; Basketball Men’s 2nd 28-75 Universities at Medway 2nd; Football Women’s 1st 6-0 Hertfordshire 1st; Football Men’s 1st 1-2 South Wales Men’s 1st; Football Women’s 2nd 0-0 Portsmouth 2nd; Football Men’s 2nd 2-1 University of Brighton 2nd; Football Men’s 4th 2-8 University of Surrey 2nd; Football Men’s 5th 1-2 Imperial College 2nd; Football Men’s 6th 9-1 Brunel University 5th; Hockey Women’s 2nd 1-3 King’s College 4th; Hockey Men’s 2nd 5-2 Middlesex University 1st; Lacrosse Women’s 15-1 Kingston University 1st; Netball 2nd 60-51 University of Sussex 1st; Netball 3rd 38-43 Portsmouth University s 3rd; Netball 4th 38-23 Roehampton University 2nd; Netball 5th 25-31 Roehampton University 3rd; Rugby Union Women’s 24-7 King’s College London 1st; Rugby Union Men’s 2nd 10-41 Royal Holloway 1st; Table Tennis Men’s 17-0 Imperial College 2nd; Tennis Women’s 8-4 Reading University 1st; Ultimate Men’s 7-15 Imperial College 1st; Volleyball Men’s 1st 3-0 Buckinghamshire New 1st.

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