March 18, 2018, by llyad10

BUCS Big Wednesday Preview: Women’s Table Tennis 1s

Next up, we have our Women’s Table Tennis 1st team who have also made it to the Championship final which is to be held here at the University of Nottingham on BUCS Big Wednesday on Wednesday the 21st of March.

The women’s first team are scheduled to play Durham University at 7pm at the David Ross Sports Village as they look to win the league and cup double once again. Success in this years final will mean an astounding 4th consecutive BUCS Championship for UoN!

University of Nottingham will be hot favourites having not dropped a single game in the Championship so far, beating Northern 1A league winners University of Manchester 5-0 in the quarter final and then defeating Western 1A league winners Aberystwyth University 5-0 in the semi-final. UoN are the reigning BUCS Premier North Champions having won the league for 3 consecutive seasons.  In fact UoN Women’s Table Tennis’ last defeat in BUCS in all competitions was against Nottingham Trent University in February 2015!

The University of Nottingham Women’s Table Tennis squad that will face Durham University in the Championship final will include: Yolanda King and Letitia McMullan.

Yolanda received Silver in the women’s doubles and a Bronze in the mixed doubles at the BUCS individuals 2017/2018. Yolanda is encouraging everyone to come down and and get behind UoN in the championship final:

“When I started university I did not imagine that I would become so emotionally involved with the university and with the Table Tennis Club, we have had a great deal of success in previous years but to win the BUCS Championship in front of a home crowd would mean so much to all of us.”

A factor that may play to Durham University’s advantage is that UoN will be missing two key parts to their formidable Table Tennis set up for BUCS Big Wednesday. Head coach Kelly Sibley and student Maria Tsaptsinos will be overseas representing Team England at a training camp ahead of the Commonwealth Games and will not be able to attend the finals. However, having won the league with a grand total of 30 points, nearly double that of second placed Nottingham Trent University who finished on 18 and having not suffered a defeat since February 2015, University of Nottingham will go in to the Championship final confident that they can make it a 4th consecutive BUCS Championship!

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