Washington University of St. Louis Looks to Make Impact at First NCTTA Championships
Washington University women’s team amped to show what they are worth
Written by: Willy Leparulo
WUSTL as they are called by their short name, are ready to come to the 2015 TMS College Table Tennis Championships; and just because they are a new school and team to the championships doesn’t mean they are at all timid!
Coach and fellow Men’s Singles player, Jasper Maniates-Selvin in the competition, states, “We expect to be challenged! We are a very young team looking to keep improving, so traveling to Nationals and being around some of the best college players in the country is an excellent way for us to keep learning about what we need to do to be competitive.”
Maniates-Selvin took over the club three years ago and he was determined to make it a competitive team. Just as luck would have it in his senior year, he has made it to the big game along with his equally determined and passionate women’s team. “We're new to the national-level competition scene, and we improve quickly. We have some of St. Louis' best players come to practice with us, so we'll keep getting better as time goes on”.
The WUSTL Women’s team are all first year students, but interestingly enough they all come from Table Tennis backgrounds in other areas (Peru, Iran, etc.). Check out WUSTL at their website: http://tabletennis.wustl.edu/
At NCTTA, we love to see teams like this be created, and stay together, and compete at the highest level!
Join us at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire for the 2015 TMS College Table Tennis Championships!
The 2015 TMS College Table Tennis Championships is hosted by the National Collegiate Table Tennis Association and the Visit Eau Claire and is one of the premier table tennis tournaments in North America featuring 6 events: Men’s and Women’s Singles and Doubles, and Men’s/Coed Teams, Women’s Teams. The event is sponsored by TMS International, Double Fish, Joola and PepPod.
Players and spectators alike will enjoy a jam-packed weekend of table tennis at the TMS College Table Tennis Championships. The event starts Friday April 10th and continues through Sunday April 12th at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire campus.
The National Collegiate Table Tennis Association (NCTTA) is a non-profit organization established exclusively for promoting the sport of table tennis at the college level. As the national governing body for college table tennis in the United States and Canada, NCTTA organizes intercollegiate competition throughout North America. www.nctta.org
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