The Texas Wesleyan University table tennis team competed in the 2014 TMS College Table Tennis national championships April 5-7 in Monroeville, Pa., near Pittsburgh and brought home the gold.
This win brings Texas Wesleyan’s Championship streak to11 consecutive national championships.
The men’s team faced one of its toughest challenges against Mississippi College on Saturday, April 5. The men’s doubles put the Rams against Choctaw University. The two teams battled it out with each program putting two teams in the final four. Texas Wesleyan’s Zhedi Bai and Razvan Cretu defeated MC’s Junyu Xiao and Zesheng Huang for the title.
The competition was tied 2-2 entering men’s doubles event. Yahao Zhang, a U.S. Olympian, and Emil Santos, 2013 CTTA men’s singles champion, took the win for Wesleyan.
The Wesleyan table tennis team became eligible to play for the championship in 2004 and has not been defeated since then.
“The 2014 team title along with the win in men’s doubles gives the Rams a total of 55 championships since the program’s inception in 2001.” ramsports.net said.
In a bit of an upset, the Lady Rams only got to the semifinals, but the Rams and Lady Rams of table tennis declared the ultimate national victory.