First Place for GSU Table Tennis Team

Table Tennis Team
¬†Members of the GSU winning Table Tennis team – pictured from left to right: T.J. Wang (head coach), Lishun Lu, Yuanfai Cai, Yuefan Lin, Wenjie Nie, Jing He, Xue Hong Chen, Emily Leary, Shuyu Guo, Jie Wang, and Hongliu Cao (women’s coach). (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

University Park, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The Governors State University Table Tennis Team has done it again. In another outstanding performance, the co-ed team won the Spring National Collegiate Table Tennis Association (NCTTA) Regional Tournament held at the university on Saturday.

This win follows the team’s first place win at the November at the Fall NCTTA Regional Tournament. This time, GSU defeated teams from University of Wisconsin-Madison, UIC, Purdue, Northwestern, and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.¬†

The women’s team, coached by visiting professor Hongliu (Connie) Cao, from GDUT, China, won second place in the Spring tournament, improving their overall ranking. UW-Madison’s women’s team won first place.

“Thanks go to GSU’s co-ed and women’s team members for their outstanding performance and representation ohe school in these two regional tournaments,” said head coach, Dr. T.J. Wang, associate professor of accounting. “Team members have successfully demonstrated GSU spirit.”

Co-ed team members include captain Wenjie (Neo) Nie, of Hazel Crest, Yuanfei (Vergil) Cai of Richton Park, Yuefan (Penn) Lin of Richton Park, Lishun (Leeson) Lu of Crete, Rahul Pinninti of University Park, and Ravikiran Yerabolu of University Park. Women’s team members are captain Jie (Jassie) Wang of Richton Park, Xue Hong (Carmen) Chen of Hazel Crest, Shuyu (Zoe) Guo of Hazel Crest, Jing (Jackie) He of Crete, and Emily Leary of Tinley Park.