GSU Serves Up Tennis Victory

GSU's 2012 table tennis team
GSU’s table tennis team wins NCTTA tournament. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

University Park, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The Governors State University (GSU) table tennis team triumphed at the recent National Collegiate Table Tennis Association (NCTTA) Upper Midwest Divisional Spring Tournament. The tournament was held at GSU.

In the co-ed team competition, GSU took first place after defeating DePaul 4-0 and defeating teams from Purdue, Northwestern, and UW-Madison 3-1. DePaul took second place, Purdue third, and Northwestern earned a fourth place finish.  The GSU women’s team also took first place.

This win, combined with the Fall 2011 tournament’s results, secured GSU a first place overall finish in the Upper Midwest Division. GSU, along with the team from DePaul, Purdue, and Northwestern will advance to the NCTTA Midwest Regional Tournament to be held at GSU on Saturday and Sunday, February 25 and 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Division champions and four top teams (for a total of eight teams) will compete for the regional title. Teams in the regional competition represent the Kansas Division, Lower Midwest Division, Minnesota Division, and Upper Midwest Division.

Placement in the regional tournament determines which teams advance to the NCTTA National competition Plano, Texas, on April 13 through 15

Governors State University is located at 1 University Parkway, University Park. Everyone is welcome to attend the tournament. Admission is free.