Aspirations are Seamless – SLUG XIII Table Tennis

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The 13th Sri Lanka University Games successfully concluded after twenty two games with the participation of fourteen universities. Table tennis was the ultimate game at SLUG which decided who was the victor ludorum.

Table tennis is a strenuous game which requires not only talent but also the mind tricks in order to win. A good table tennis player knows how to serve and how to make shots while a remarkable player knows how to do this the best with accuracy.

SLUG table tennis matches commenced on the 6th of September and spread through two days at the gymnasium of the University of Ruhuna. The men’s team of the University of Colombo participated under the captaincy of Malitha Heshan, who studies at the Faculty of Science as a second year student. The women’s team of the University of Colombo was led by Umeshani Wickramanayake who is a fourth year student at the Faculty of Arts. By considering preliminary rounds top two teams of each group had selected as quarter finalists. The semifinals and the finals were held on the second day.

Women’s semi final matches were held as follow

  • University of Colombo vs University of Moratuwa
  • University of Sri Jayewardenepura vs Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Results

  1. University of Moratuwa
  2. University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  3. University of Colombo

Men’s semi final matches were held as follows

  • Wayamba University of Sri Lanka vs University of Moratuwa
  • University of Peradeniya vs University of Kelaniya

Results

  1. University of Moratuwa
  2. University of Peradeniya
  3. University of Kelaniya

The University of Moratuwa exhibited an exceptional performance at the finals. Both teams of them were fortunate to bring both trophies for their alma-mater. University of Sri Jayewardenepura also made an indelible effort against their opponents at the women’s final. The women’s team of university of Colombo ended up winning the bronze medals. Colleagues from all universities stood as massive pillars supporting their players throughout the tournament.

Article By: Anujitha Kahaduwa

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