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Four Morpeth pupils claim titles at London Schools Table Tennis Finals

PUBLISHED: 18:00 28 July 2011

Five Morpeth medallists at London finals

Five Morpeth medallists at London finals

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Squad dominates at Redbridge Leisure Centre event

Morpeth School’s table tennis squad dominated at the recent Jack Petchey London Schools Table Tennis Finals which were held at Redbridge Leisure Centre.

In the under-16 girls’ event, Morpeth’s Harriet Taylor showed her class by not losing a match all day.

She defeated the number-one seed Majeda Yasmin – also from Morpeth School – 3-2 and then in the final beat Jessica Monis 3-0 to take the title and become Jack Petchey London Champion for the first time.

In the under-19 girls’ event Sally Hoang and Sayeeda Miah dominated by winning all their matches 3-0 to make it through to the final where they played each other.

It was Hoang that came out on top though to take the London final in a close-fought match.

In the under-16 boys’ event, Morpeth’s London 2012 Paralympic hope Ashley Facey-Thompson showed his class, proving far too strong for his opponents.

He went through the day undefeated by being too powerful for all of his London rivals.

In the final, he was up against Mickel Miller, where he took the title 3-0.

In the under-11 boys’ contest, Rijul Roychowdhury of Globe Primary School, who also attends Morpeth School Table Tennis programme, added another medal to his collection by taking the 
title.

Roychowdhury proved too strong for the opposition by defeating every one of his rivals 3-0 to make it through to the final, where he then defeated James Smith 3-1 to clinch the title.

Another noticeable performance on the day came from nine-year-old John Dignum of Globe Primary School, who also attends the Morpeth School Table Tennis Programme.

He finished fourth in the under-11 boys’ category, showing great potential for his age.

Morpeth table tennis coach Grant Solder was delighted with his team’s performance.

“It was a great performance by Morpeth School to completely dominate the Jack Petchey London School Finals and to be successful in multiple events in both the boys’ and girls’ categories,” he said.

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