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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 20, No. 13. September 12, 1957

Table Tennis

Table Tennis

This year's Victoria table tennis team did not have the success we have enjoyed for the last few years. However they succeeded in gaining second place in a fairly strong field. In the teams' tournament Victoria after a good win against Otago, took a beating from Auckland. Auckland were particularly strong, this year and they were represented in every final of the knockout tournament. Still Victoria managed to get to the finals of the men's singles with Bede Rundle, the women's singles with Nevenka Hegedus and the combined doubles with these two together.

The other members of the team were not quite so fortunate. Jeff Thomas, last year's runner-up in the men's singles, was eliminated in the early stages by Canterbury's veteran Doug Stewart. Don Kenderdine's flu prevented him from doing justice to himself and he did not survive the first round. Robin Court put up a good performance in taking a set off Terry Cockfield, a North Auckland representative who eventually won the title. Anne Mcllraith had no outstanding victories but helped the team with a few valuable points.

Two V.U.C. players made the New Zealand Universities team—Nevenka Hegedus and Bede Rundle. The N.Z.U. team lost to Auckland after some hard fought matches.