TSC Weekend Wrap Up: January 28/29

This weekend saw our Men’s Ultimate SC and Table Tennis SC go across the border to compete against American universities in their respective sports. Great results ahead!

Table Tennis

NCTTA Pacific Northwest Divisional II | January 28, 2023 | Seattle, WA

submitted by Gloria Yin, Marketing & Communications Officer, UBC Table Tennis SC

Competition Summary:

We had a great tournament this past Saturday in Seattle, playing in both the Singles and Teams events! In the Men’s Singles competition, David Lin emerged as the champion and Edison Huang placed 3rd. This ensures their place in the Regional Tournament next month in San Diego! Great work!

Our Women’s Singles excelled as the Top 4 women all hailed from UBC: Ivy Liao was the champion, Rose Huang was the runner-up, and Akkshita Guptaa and Fiona Fan were semi-finalists! For Ivy and Rose, this means that they are directly qualified into the Regional competition.

In the Women’s Teams event, our A Team placed 1st🥇and our B team finished in second place🥈. Our Co-Ed A Team came in 2nd place🥈! Our teams will be playing at the Regionals at UCSD next month as well!


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Individual Results:

Men’s Singles: Women’s Singles:
David Lin - 1st Place Ivy Liao - 1st Place
Edison Huang - 3rd Place Rose Huang - 2nd Place
Akkshita Guptaa and Fiona Fan - 3rd Place

Team Results:

Co-Ed Divisions: Women’s Divisions:
Co-Ed A Team: 2nd Place (among A Teams) Women’s A Team: 1st Place
Co-Ed B Team: 1st Place (among B Teams) Women’s B Team: 2nd Place


Ivy Liao and Rose Huang brought their best when they met each other in the finals. Strong plays in every set really “set” the level for competition play at the tournament!

Great play by David Lin and Edison Huang during their semifinals match-up where they each gave it their all for a spot in the finals! Every set was close and it was a game of both skill and mentality that garnered a round of applause from spectators and players when the game concluded.

Shoutout to Hester Huo for her consistent plays and energy cheering on her teammates throughout the day! Great work securing the W for the Women’s Team!

Shoutout to all the players for winning at least one game and for supporting each other throughout the tournament (despite the cold temperatures inside the gym!). We are all looking forward to travelling together to UCSD next month for more table tennis competition!

Men's Ultimate

Santa Barbara Invite | January 28-29, 2023 | Santa Barbara, CA

Submitted by Wesley Choi, Marketing & Communications Executive, UBC Men's Ultimate SC

Competition Summary:

With high anticipation to make their season debut in the USAU Division-1 circuit, the Thunderbirds came out to put their months of practice to the test.

With three decisive wins against Grand Canyon, Utah, and Santa Barbara, UBC would find themselves facing off against Cal Poly, a top-8 USAU Nationals team. A gritty game with many big plays, including big layout D's by UBC's Davis Toth and Bryn Mccoll, eventually would turn into a universe point game to take the top of the pool. Though UBC applied heavy pressure, including Devon Bringeland-Powell's gravity defying bid, Cal Poly would take the point and the game.

An early Sunday morning pre-quarter game would be played between UBC and Northwestern. Pressure from the T-birds' person defence would suffocate the Northwestern offence and would push UBC to a quarterfinals game against UCLA. Though UBC had played UCLA and come away with a universe point win in the previous season, UCLA would come away victorious in a tense game.

With injuries and the temperature both rising, UBC played against a familiar team, UVic, and would fall short to a win. The T-birds would finish off the day and tournament against another familiar regional team, Washington. After trading for the whole game, with athletic scores from Wesley Wong, Justin Podnar, and Abeer Lamba, UBC would find a break with a cross-field assist from Kevin Tong to Victor Tiet. Washington was unable to recover and left UBC with a well-deserved win to end off the tournament.

Close games with one point determining the winner, against the best teams in the country, are indicative of UBC's potential ceiling as this season just begins to take flight.

Day 1 - Pool Play: 3-1  Day 2 - Bracket Play: 2-2
UBC 15 - 4 Grand Canyon UBC 11 - 5 Northwestern
UBC 11 - 6 Utah UBC 7 - 8 UCLA
UBC 14 - 2 California-Santa Barbara UBC 7 - 10 Victoria
UBC 10 - 11 Cal Poly-SLO UBC 11 - 9 Washington


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To keep up with all news TSC, follow us at @ubctsc on Instagram. Next weekend, Equestrian SC travels down to Lynden, WA to carry over their success from their co-hosted Triple Hunt Seat Show.