UNITEN Students Achieve 2nd and 3rd in UNITEN’s Table Tennis Competition

 

A facilitator briefing participants of the tournament regarding the rules and regulations.

KAJANG, 26th November – A table tennis competition was organised by UNITEN Putrajaya Campus’ very own Table Tennis Club on November 19th 2017 at Dewan Seri Sarjana (DSS), joined by seven teams, ranging from UNITEN Muadzam Shah Campus (UNITEN KSHAS), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL), Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) as well as UNITEN Putrajaya Campus. The competition, based on a league system, ended with UNITEN Putrajaya’s Team A and Team B taking 2nd and 3rd places respectively, while the title of champion was crowned to table tennis players from UPM.

A single team consisted of seven players, who would compete against other teams in three singles matches and two doubles matches in a fight to claim first place. Hana Syafiqah, a participant from UNITEN KSHAS, expressed her joy over joining the competition, “We all felt very welcomed by UNITEN Putrajaya as we had fun and gained more experience with this friendly event. I felt energetic and surprisingly not nervous about the tournament, so I hope that there will be more events like this in the future.”

A doubles match in progress.

Foon Chun Yin, the director of this event described the purpose of hosting the tournament, “This is the annual event we organize to invite all the universities that we had friendlies with. It’s basically for everyone to get to know each other as well as have fun. We are very happy that the participants from other universities were willing to travel the distance to come over to UNITEN Putrajaya.”

When asked regarding UNITEN’s teams, Foon Chun Yin gave a comment, “Our UNITEN players are talented and strong but we lack practice. We need the in game experience to further strengthen our tactics and mental strength. However, with support, I am sure we will be able to reach greater heights.”

We from NADi would like to congratulate the UNITEN teams on their achievements in winning second and third place and wish your talents grow ever greater.

Written by: Andrew Chan

Photo Source: Tee Jia Jian

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