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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 28, No. 11. 1965.

Table Tennis Triumph

Table Tennis Triumph

VUW won the teams event quite convincingly, having a steady pair of women players and strength right throughout the men's team, with Harrison Waterhouse outstanding. AU also had a fairly strong team, their most prominent player being Miss M. Bridson, and the AU-VUW game was the most interesting of the tournament. P. Salmon (AU) and B. Cross (VUW) had an even struggle, with Salmon coming out the victor 10-21, 21-17, 23-21. VUW finally won the game 12 matches to nine.

The CU team showed disappointing form and did not win a match. Otago played consistently for third place, with MUM taking fourth place by narrowly defeating CAC 12-9.

As expected, Waterhouse won the men's individual title by defeating team-mate Cross, and M. Bridson won the women's title with consummate ease. Cross and Waterhouse teamed to take the men's doubles, and Bridson and G. Lonigan (AU) the women's doubles. An upset was caused in the combined doubles—an all-VUW affair—when B. Cross and M. O'Flynn narrowly defeated Waterhouse and Miss C. Roberts 21-16, 16-21, 21-18, 11-21, 22-20.

NZU Team: Men—H. Water-house (VUW), B. Cross (VUW). P. Salmon (AU). B. Coley (VUW). Women—M. Bridson (AU), P. Otway (OU). C. Roberts (VUW). M. O'Flynn (VUW).

Wellington men defeated NZU men 10 games to 4, and defeated NZU women 12 games to 2.