Jiaqi Meng and Shayan Siraj won three titles each as the University of Nottingham nominated the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) table tennis individual championships.
On home territory at the David Ross Sports Village, the university claimed all five of the available titles.
Meng overcame England Commonwealth Games athlete Charlotte Bardsley (Cambridge University) to win the women’s singles. Meng’s team-mate Denise Payet and Zhaoyan He of the University of Southampton were the defeated semi-finalists.
Siraj (pictured above, photo by Brian Stephenson) defeated Ismaila Akindiya from Nottingham Trent in the final to take the men’s singles gold, with bronze medals going to beaten semi-finalists Robert Pelc of University of Nottingham and Zicheng Zheng of King’s College, London.
The two singles champions teamed up for the mixed doubles event and claimed gold by defeating Payet & Pelc in the final. It was a clean sweep for the UoN as the semi-finalists were Jasmin Wong & James Skelton and Mari Baldwin & Wing Cheong Kwan.
Meng & Payet were the women’s doubles victors, with team-mates Wong & Poon Yat taking silver. UoN pair Baldwin & Anaya Patel were semi-finalists, as were University College London (UCL) duo Dorothea Ban & Claire Yan.
In the men’s doubles, Siraj & Pelc took top honours, beating Nottingham Trent pair James Hobson & Ismaila Akindiya in the final. The semi-finalists were Danny Bajwa & Dylan Curry of the University of Strathclyde, and another University of Nottingham pair, Skelton & Naphat Boonyaprapa.
The women’s plate competition was won by Jodie Morris of Swansea University, while the corresponding men’s event went to Su Yan of UCL.
Click here to see photos from the event on the BUCS Flickr page.