Ping Pong on Holy Cross Campus
Holy Cross - Thu, Jan. 29, 2009
Students Compete at First Ping Pong Tournament
In the end, it was Tyler Alge facing off against Gabriel Ribeiro in an exciting championship match. After each player split the first 4 games, Alge finally prevailed after the 5th and deciding game went to deuce. Coming in 3rd place was Patrick Huyge, Andrew Johnston took 4th.
In order to compete in the NCTTA Midwest Regional tournament in Missouri next month, arrangements are being made to join the National Collegiate Table Tennis Association. Holy Cross is also planning to send a team to the 2009 Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, OH in March. First prize for the top collegiate team is a new Killerspin table.
Boosting the Saints chances at this competition is current U-22 National Champion, and Holy Cross freshman Joey Cochran. The past two years the table has gone to the Ohio State University Ping Pong team. The Saints will look to upend their current streak in what would surely go down as a David vs. Goliath match up.