The 2012 table tennis team at GSU. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)
University Park, IL-(ENEWSPF)- It is time to follow the bouncing ball of collegiate level table tennis competition to Governors State University. GSU will host two major regional tournaments this February. The 10 member GSU team hopes to do well at each tournament to advance to the next level of completion.
The National Collegiate Table Tennis Association (NCTTA) Upper Midwest Divisional Spring Tournament takes place at GSU on Saturday and Sunday, February 11 and 12, from 9a.m. to 4 p.m. Teams from DePaul University, Northwestern University, Purdue University, University of Illinois-Chicago, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and GSU will compete in singles and team matches over the two-day event.
The competition will determine which two teams advance to the NCTTA Midwest Regional Tournament, scheduled two weeks later. GSU will also host this tournament on Saturday and Sunday, February 25 and 26, from 9 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.
GSU table tennis team members are Ruiyi Feng of Frankfort, Jing He of Crete, Xuehong Chen of Matteson, Yuefan Lin of Monee, Larry Webster of Park Forest, Ting Li of Frankfort, Jie Wang of Frankfort; Yuanfei Cai of Monee, Wenjie Nie of East Hazel Crest, and Lishun Lu of Chicago.
Governors State University is located at 1 University Parkway, University Park. Everyone is welcome to attend the tournaments. Admission is free.