This weekend at the Westchester Table Tennis club, is the NCTTA 2017 Northeast Regionals. These regionals will be a who’s who of Table Tennis stars from Colleges and Universities from New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Don’t miss out on all of the fun and the event is being live streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9A-R5jxUmP0
College Table Tennis National Championship qualification is on the line with the top three men’s/coed teams qualify; top 2 women teams along with the top 8 men singles and top 4 women’s singles. The TMS 2017 National Collegiate Table Tennis Championships is NCTTA’s premier event and is the Super Bowl and World Cup of Collegiate Table Tennis rolled into one!
The Northeast Region will be played at “one of the premier table tennis clubs in New York states” says Northeast Regional Director, Ariel Chen. Westchester is certainly one of those kinds of facilities and will feature matches this weekend in Men’s/Coed, Women’s teams and Men’s and Women’s Singles.
The contenders from this region in the Men’s/Coed Team are Baruch College, SUNY Stonybrook and Brown University. Rahul Acharya, NCTTA’s NYC Downtown Division Director says, “Baruch is very strong with two 2500 players.”
Watch out for underdogs, New York Institute of Technology. NYIT is also brand new to NCTTA and could go far in this tournament.
Women’s Team table tennis, watch for NYU women’s team to take the competition as they have several 2000 level players.
Mandy Guannan Liu from Fashion Institute of Technology looks to repeat her play from last year and beat the competition, but she will have some competition from Northeastern’s Haiyan Wen.
Men’s singles will be equally fierce featuring a plethora of top level players from the Northeast. Baruch College’s Max Qinmin Wang leads the pack followed by newcomers NYIT’s Cheng Sheng.
NCTTA Northeast Regionals kicks off Saturday at 11am with women’s teams, followed by Coed teams and singles on Sunday morning.
Mandy Liu pictured here from Metro Sports Magazine