University of Sheffield Table Tennis Women’s won 3-2 against Sheffield Hallam University at the English Institute of Sport on a cloudy Monday afternoon. Amy Humphreys and Mei Zhi Ting from Uni went against Isobel Ashley and Quynh Ly from Hallam.
These matches were a lot closer than their Men’s 1’s counterparts, with Uni winning 17-0 against Hallam in their varsity match. It seemed that the 11-0 that featured during the Men’s 1’s was not going to happen here. It was so close, in fact that the final match as doubles decided who would gain the crucial varsity point.
The Varsity point was expected from Uni due to them being in BUCS Northern League 1A compared to Hallam being in BUCS Northern League 3B. The Hallam supporters boosted Isobel Ashley and Quynh Ly during the first matches however the precision and focus of Amy Humphreys and Mei Zhi Ting from Uni allowed them to triumph during their earlier matches.
The room was tense during the final doubles match, full of impressive rallies. Elation rose from the Uni side of the room as they won their doubles match against Hallam to win the varsity point making it a very joyous occasion for University of Sheffield Table Tennis.