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Debutant helps DMU table tennis continue 100% record

There is no stopping Men’s Table Tennis this season and their 100% winning record continued on Wednesday afternoon, with the help of a fresh face.

Debutant Josh Salami won all four of his games to help the British University and College Sports (BUCS) newcomers clinch yet another 17-0 victory, this time over Staffordshire University.

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Josh, left, with the victorious team

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De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) Table Tennis are one of #TeamDMU’s most in-form sides this season and their victory on Wednesday afternoon sees them remain firmly in the hunt for a BUCS title in Midlands Table Tennis Division 3A in their first year as a club.

Club Chair Sam Henderson said: “Our fourth successive whitewash on the road against Staffordshire positions us nicely at the top of the league.

“Three BUCS games remain against the three other unbeaten teams in the division.

“It’s all to play for but if we keep doing what we’re doing I’m sure, come the end of the year, we will be in the right place.

“Josh Salami made his debut for the men’s team, filling big shoes as a part of a team which haven’t lost a single game in the league.

“But come of the hour Josh played superbly and won all four of his games three sets to nil as well as being one part of the doubles team that also won their match.

“It shows the depth and dedication of the club to play a new player who demonstrated all his hard work through the year for his chance - and didn’t he take it well?”

SQUASH

It was also another winning day for Men’s Squash First Team who consolidated their position at the top of BUCS Squash Midlands Division 2B with a 5-0 whitewash against the University of East Anglia 1sts.

First Team Captain Chris Roberts, said: “Travelling away to UEA there was a danger that the team would suffer from the time spent travelling.

“However, this wasn’t the case and we looked as strong as ever against a very good team.

“We all adjusted to the court conditions well and came through with another well earned 5-0 victory.

“We now go into the individual championships this weekend with great momentum and hopeful of positive results in some difficult groups.”

The win is their fifth of the season and they will be hoping to push on right up to the Christmas break with one last fixture against the University of Lincoln 1sts

Women’s Squash also built on their victory last week against the University of Lincoln 2nds beating Loughborough University 2nds 4-0. They sit 6th from nine in BUCS Squash Midlands Division 2B.

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VOLLEYBALL

Men’s Volleyball First Team returned to winning ways on Wednesday with a 3-0 victory over Nottingham Trent University 1sts.

The side were shocked by Coventry University 1sts a few weeks ago and were knocked out of the cup by Cranfield University last week so the win comes as a relief.

It was also a winning night at the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre for the Women’s First Team who beat Cranfield University 1sts 3-1.

BASKETBALL

Women’s Basketball march on in BUCS Basketball Midlands Division 3B with yet another victory to take them six points clear at the top of the table.

The side have one last fixture before Christmas against bottom placed side the University of Lincoln 1sts.

The run-down

Men’s Badminton 1st 1-7 Oxford University 2nd

Men’s Badminton 2nd 1-7 University of Leicester 2nd

Women’s Badminton v University of Leicester 1st (Rearranged)

Men’s Basketball 1st 49-77 University of Bedfordshire 1st

Men’s Basketball 2nd 58-79 University of Northampton 1st

Men’s Fencing 1st 100-135 University of Leicester 2nd

Women’s Fencing 1st 57-135 University of Worcester 1st

Men’s Football 2nd 2-2 University of Bedfordshire 3rd

Men’s Football 3rd 2-2 University of Derby 3rd

Men’s Football 4th 1-0 Aston University 3rd

Men’s Football 6th v Harper Adams University College 2nd (Rearranged)

Women’s Football 1st 2-3 Loughborough University 3rd

Women’s Football 2nd 1-1 University of Bedfordshire (Bedford) 2nd

Men’s Hockey 1st 1-7 University of Cambridge 2nd

Women’s Hockey 1st 0-2 University of Warwick 2nd

Women’s Lacrosse 1st 2-17 Loughborough University 2nd

Netball 1st v Oxford Brookes University 1st (Rearranged)

Netball 2nd 22-32 University of Northampton 2nd

Netball 3rd 27-57 Bishop Grosseteste University 1st

Netball 4th 3-71 Oxford University 3rd

Men’s Rugby 1st 26-34 Oxford Brookes University 1st

Men’s Rugby 2nd 5-17 Harper Adams University College 3rd

Men’s Squash 2nd 1-2 Aston University 1st

Men’s Tennis 1st 0-12 University of Nottingham 3rd

Women’s Tennis 1st 1-5 University of Nottingham 5th

 

 

Posted on Friday 1st December 2017

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