TSC November Highlights

November saw many highlights in TSC. From competitive debuts to national championships to renewing rivalries, follow along below to explore last month’s action!


Quest for the Tri-Force of Cyclocross | Coquitlam, BC | November 20

Quest for the Tri-Force of Cyclocross served as the last local race of the season and last race before nationals. Max Garvey and Casey Hill came in 6th and 7th, respectively in the Intermediate division. Kolby Mullen competed in the Elite Division and placed 7th. Check out their times here!

2022 Lazer Canadian Championships Cyclocross | Victoria, BC | November 27

Canada’s best Cyclocross (CX) riders were invited Victoria, British Columbia to compete in the 2022 Lazer Cyclocross Nationals for the first National CX Championship since 2019. From UBC, athletes Kolby Mullen and Helena Sverak qualified for this competition as they earned Elite status from finishes throughout the CX season. Despite big finishes in the CX season, Helena Sverak did not participate in the race as she continues to recover from her hand injury sustained in October. Amongst Canada’s finest CX riders, Kolby Mullen placed 19th in the Elite Men’s category. Well done Kolby! Find out more results and read more about CX Nationals here.


Battle of BC – Terry Fox Field, Burnaby, BC | November 11

The boys from UBC Lacrosse SC traveled to SFU on Friday ready to roll. Playing a team with faster feet and more organization on both the offensive and defensive ends was a nice change as we learned a lot from the game and how to better structure the way we play on both ends. Letting a few goals in early, the birds tried to bounce back with 4 goals in a few minutes however ultimately falling to the Leafs. They look forward to our next match up with them in semester 2.

Other highlights include Nicolaas Fernandes scoring beautiful goals and Jonah Campbell recording his first goal in his UBC Lacrosse career. UBC Lacrosse finished the first half of their season with a 2 - 7 record, with their November record being 1 - 3.

UBC Thunderbirds 9 – 5 Vancouver Barbarians | Vancouver, BC | November 19

Coming off a great experience and a hard-fought match against SFU and another tough match the week before, the lads put together a strong performance against the Vancouver Barbarians. Battling through the cold, the thunderbirds came out with a 9-5 victory. A great all around battle on both sides of the field along with a great performance by their faceoff specialist Patrick McCullough helped earn the win. Scoring his first goal of the year and the team’s first long pole goal of the season, Peter Landine game up big in the last quarter with a shot to the bottom right corner. This game put another W in the win column for Lacrosse SC as they break their losing skid.

Table Tennis

NCTTA Northwest Divisional I – Seattle, WA | November 12

UBC Table Tennis SC has finally made their competitive debut as a Thunderbird Sport Club at the National Collegiate Table Tennis Association (NCTTA) Divisionals in Seattle, Washington. Overall, their Women’s team finished 1st, Co-Ed A Team placed 2nd, and Co-Ed B Team finished 1st among the B teams. All their players won at least one game during the tournament!


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Womens - 1st Place

Our Women's team bested University of Washington's Women's team 4-0.

In a friendly scrimmage against University of Washington's Co-Ed A Team, we won 3-1.

Co-Ed A - 2nd Place 

Against the University of Oregon's A Team, our team won 4-0.

Our team had many close matches against University of Washington's A Team but ultimately lost 1-3 overall.

Up against Oregon State University's A Team, our Co-Ed A Team won 4-0.

Co-Ed B - 1st Place

Our Co-Ed B Team won 4-0 against the University of Oregon’s B Team.

Versus Oregon State University's B Team, we won 3-1!

Against University of Washington's B Team, we won 3-1.

Playing a friendly scrimmage against University of Washington's Women's team, we won 3-1.


Special shoutout to Grace Zhang for the nail-biting decider game she won in the scrimmage against University of Washington 18-16!

Great job to Gloria Yin for making a comeback against University of Washington's Women's team, starting 0-2 but ultimately winning 3 games to 2. 

Wonderful performance by all of their players at their first divisional meet, which was the first university-level competition for many and our first time officially representing TSC!

Tennis (Men's)

Exhibition Matches | Vancouver, BC 

Men's Tennis kicked off their title defense campaign with some exhibition matches against other university teams in the west. Click below to see how they did!

UBC Thunderbirds 7 – 0 Simon Fraser University Red Leafs | Vancouver, BC | November 5

On November 5th, Men’s Tennis kicked off their title defence with their first exhibition of the season against SFU at the UBC Tennis Bubble! In singles, their lineup swept through the competition as all 6 of their singles players won their respective matches. The same pattern was also seen in our doubles matches resulting in an overall 7-0 win for the Thunderbirds!

Men's Tennis continued their title defence by hosting University of Calgary and University of Alberta at the UBC Tennis Bubble on November 19th and November 20th. These exhibitions preview what’s in store for the Western Regionals in Spring 2023, as the winners of that tournament have gone on to represent the West at the Canadian University Tennis Championships and ultimately win a National Championship.

UBC Thunderbirds 6 – 1 University of Calgary Dinos | Vancouver, BC | November 19

Men’s Tennis kicked off their weekend with a resounding 6-1 victory over the University of Calgary Dinos. Team captain, David Zoric, led the way as he handed Andrew Ochatta his first-ever university tennis loss with a 6-3, 6-3 victory and the rest of the singles players were able to follow suit and achieve big wins!

UBC Thunderbirds 3 – 4 University of Alberta Golden Bears | Vancouver, BC | November 20

The ‘birds fought again on Sunday, competing against their biggest rivals and former national champions, University of Alberta Golden Bears. After dropping a point in their doubles matches, the team had strong performances from Graeme Mcintosh who beat his opponent 6-1, 7-6 and David Zoric who beat his opponent 6-1, 6-1 but unfortunately, we were not able to carry the momentum to a victory this time around.

Celebration of Tennis | Vancouver, BC 

UBC Men's Tennis was also honoured at Tennis BC's Celebration of Tennis Banquet to spotlight the various achievements made by British Columbian tennis players and teams. Read more about UBC Men's Tennis 2022 National Championship campaign in this Tennis BC article here.


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Tennis (Women's)

Exhibition Matches | Vancouver, BC | November 5-6

On November 5th and 6th, the UBC Women’s Tennis team competed in their first matches of the season with exhibitions against University of Calgary and University of Alberta. Some of their athletes put up special performances on the weekend.


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Day 1: UBC Thunderbirds 5 – 2 University of Calgary Dinos

On Saturday, the team came out strong against University of Calgary, defeating them 5-2 with rookies Jennifer Shui and Arwen Fong not dropping a single game in their singles matches!

Day 2: UBC Thunderbirds 0 – 7 University of Alberta Pandas

On Sunday, the team suffered a tough loss to reigning national champions, University of Alberta, but still took a win with Izzy Evans and Sara Zupanc defeating their opponents in doubles! The close matches from this weekend have only motivated the team to work harder and prepare themselves for Regionals in the spring!


Phantom Run 2022 - North Vancouver, BC | November 12

Triathlon SC sent athletes to a trail race in North Van to test their cardio and trail running skills. Saturday saw great conditions and great results from our athletes racing in the 25 km and 12 km races.

All our TSC Triathlon racers at the Phantom Run.

Highlights include our female racers placing top 5 in their age category in the 25 km with Pauline, Ariel and Christina finishing in 1st, 4th and 5th in their age category respectively. Cam McInnes came in 3rd in his age group in the 12 km. Click below to see race details.

25 km Race Results

Name Time Overall Placement ( /114) Category Placement, Category
Pauline Steines 2:20:38 20 1, F20-29
Ariel Rosen 2:32:45 35 4, F20-29
Christina Howard 2:40:01 43 5, F20-29
Mahish Alfonso Rajdevv Tellez 2:58:35 58 11, M20-29


12 km Race Results

Name Time Overall Placement ( /172) Ranking, Age Gender Category
Cameron McInnes 1:01:05 5 3, M20-29
Sierra Arn 1:36:58 89 13, F20-29



North/North | Seattle, WA | November 5-6

Our sailing ‘Birds went back across the border to compete at the North/North regatta, an In-Conference Regatta where UBC competed against other schools in the Pacific North West. North/North was a fantastic experience for the team. UBC finished 2nd overall and 1st in B division. Light and shifty wind made for tricky racing both days yet they were able to connect the puffs and play the shifts to their favour.


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You can see how they fared and more detailed results here.

Stay tuned in December as we see Quidditch competing in Quidditch Canada Nationals and Artistic Swimming SC put on their winter water show!