February 27th Table Tennis Article
UC San Diego was invited to Western Regionals Tournament in Silicon Valley Table Tennis Club in Milpitas, California. The Co-ed Varsity team attended the tournament and 5 players: Khoi Nguyen, Ryan Chen, Gregory Yip, Jerry Cheng, and Andrew Shehata. UC San Diego was drawn into a tough group featuring Ohlone College, UCLA, and UC Davis. In the match against the top team in the group Ohlone College, the Tritons’ top player Khoi Nguyen almost pulled a huge upset over Ohlone’s Weida guan but lost a close match 3-2. Ohlone won the 3 other matches and finished with a 4-0 score against UC San Diego. In the next match after 4 close matches, the Tritons lost to UCLA 3-1. The team couldn’t make it to the semi-final stage of the tournament, but ended with a strong performance with a 3-1 win against UC Davis. The team now awaits an invitation to Nationals as a wild card entrant.