Year 7 and 8 Boys and Girls Table Tennis

Congratulations to all Year 7 Boys and Girls, Year 8 Boys and Intermediate Boys and Girls being Kingston Champions and representing McKinnon in their Table Tennis Teams at the Southern Metropolitan Region Finals that were held on 27th and 28th October at the Dandenong Table Tennis Centre.

The Year 7 Girls were Jemima Charlesworth, Paris Griffs, Neda Lay and Alisa Sharkova. They lost to Frankston High School 229 points to 218 points in the first round. In the second round, the girls defeated Albert Park College 163 points to 143 points.

The Intermediate Girls were Gemma Brandman, Anna Chapman, Ashleigh Hoffman and Luciana Martinez. They won against Frankston High School 192 points to 138 points in the first round. The girls lost to MacRobertson Girls High School 203 points to 96 points.

The Intermediate Boys were Ashley Hunter, Damien Ross, Ben Solly, Samuel Smith and Wei Qi Xie. They defeated Frankston High School 209 points to 105 points in the first round, however they lost to Melbourne High School 209 points to 115 points.

The Year 7 Boys were Damon Levy, Helish Patel, Joshua Patlazhanu, Lachlan Troung and Connor Truong. They defeated Frankston High School 211 points to 152 points and also defeated Albert Park College. This placed them in the Region Final where they defeated Mornington Secondary College 206 points to 189 points.

The Year 8 Boys were Rishab Kiran, Ryoku Nishikawa, Matthew Stoupas, Yifan Yang and Jihoon Yang.  They defeated both Elisabeth Murdoch College 199 points to 80 points and Leibler Yavneh 227 points to 172 points. The boys advanced to the Region Final where they defeated Mornington Secondary College 224 points 127 points.

Congratulations to both the Year 7 and 8 Boys who went on to represent McKinnon in the State Final.

In the State Final on 17th November the Year 7 Boys won against Footscray City College 227 points to 219 points in the first round, however, they lost to Wonthaggi Secondary College 196 points to 179 points in the second round. In the third round, the boys lost to the eventual state winners Balwyn High School 237 points to 151 points. The Year 7’s finished third in their pool and equal fifth in the state.

The Year 8 Boys defeated Williamstown High School 291 points to 256 points in the first round and also defeated Warragul Regional College 202 points to 78 points in the second round. They defeated Ringwood in the third round 189 points to 169 points. The boys were placed on top of their pool where they played against Marist College Bendigo in the semi-final. They had a very good win 224 points to 148 points. These boys lost the semi-final last year so it’s fantastic that they went one step further and reached the final. In the final, the games were close, however, they lost to University High School 245 points to 213 points. Congratulations to these boys for being the second best team in this state.

Marg Bourke, Deon Weingarten and Ray Braniska

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