Morpeth dominant at Wharf Open

PUBLISHED: 14:53 19 June 2008 | UPDATED: 13:22 05 October 2010

Morpeth School dominated the Canary Wharf Table Tennis Open by producing four winners and providing a finalist in every event at the tournament.

MORPETH School dominated this month's Canary Wharf Table Tennis Open by producing four winners and providing a finalist in every event at the tournament.

Rhyan Al-Shuhayb and Ashley Facey Thompson clinched the boys' Under-11 and Under-13 titles respectively while Harriet Taylor and Sally Hoang claimed the Under-13 and Under-15 girls' championships.

Morpeth coach Grant Solder paid tribute to his players for their achievements in overcoming a strong field of quality opponents.

He said: "This was by far the most impressive Canary Wharf Championships yet.

"We had 168 competitors from schools all over London all aiming to be champions."

Morpeth's Shuhayb got the ball rolling by winning the Under-11 boys' singles without dropping a set.

Tournament favourite and London No1 Rafi Conn-Kowlessar, from Morpeth, suffered a shock 3-1 defeat to Deptford Green's Gregory Kaddick in the semi-finals of the Boys' Under-13 event.

Facey Thompson avenged his team-mates defeat in the final with some superb close-to-the-table play to overpower Kaddick 3-1 and lift the crown.

A tense final in the Under-13 girls' singles saw Taylor defeat Morpeth team-mate Sayeeda Anjum Miah 3-2 while another all-Morpeth final in the Under-15 girls' event went to Sally Hoang, who beat Taylor 3-1.

For Hoang, who was voted Canary Wharf Sports Personality of the Year in 2006, the triumph marked a second successive victory in the Under-15 category.

The Under-15 boys' final was a repeat of the Under-13 clash between Kaddick and Facey Thompson, but this time the Morpeth player tired as Kaddick prevailed 3-2.

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