Team Newfoundland and Labrador achieved success at the Table Tennis Atlantic Championships held at Ascension Collegiate in Bay Roberts, May 19-20 after it walked away with two first place finishes, a second place finish and a third place finish.
In the junior women’s division, Team NL lost out to the team of athletes from Nova Scotia after the Team NS were able to best the local team, including Bay Roberts’ Alexandra Wells, in singles and doubles competition.
The first gold finish came in the junior boy’s division when the junior men’s A team bested team Nova Scotia to capture top spot. The team was in tough as second place Nova Scotia featured the top ranked under-15 player, Josh Macmillan.
While Macmillan was able to secure victory in the singles, the doubles team of Bay Roberts natives Adam Drover and Nick Hiscock proved too much for the competition. Nick Buckle from Springdale and coach Adam Hiscock from Bay Roberts were also a part of the A team.
Team NL’s junior boys B team captured third spot in the division. Nick’s brother Michael Hiscock was a part of the B team.
In the senior men’s division, Team NL A team took home the second of two first place finishes as it bested second place Prince Edward Island. Members of the team included Merv Greenham of St. John’s, Eric Cranford of Steady Brook, Brian Ash of Conception Bay South and Jerry Hiscock of Bay Roberts.
The Team NL B team finished in fourth. Members of the team are Tony Smith from Bay Roberts, David Milley from Western Bay, Lawrence Downey from Springdale and Chris Hussey from Bay Roberts.
After the team events had concluded, the open style tournament began.
Athletes from this region enjoyed a moderate level of success, picking up a first place finish and three second place finishes.
Bay Robert’s Adam Drover and Nick Hiscock captured gold in the junior boys doubles competition, besting Devon Lohnes and Ryan Rodenhiser from Nova Scotia.
In the U1200 men’s division, Chris Hussey from Bay Roberts finished second to Jeremy Reid of St. John’s.
Tony Smith also lost out to Reid, but in the U800 division.
In the male singles under-15, Nick Hiscock captured second, losing the Josh Macmillen of Nova Scotia.
In the male singles under-21, Drover lost out to Alex Younker of Prince Edward Island.
For more extensive coverage, see the May 29 print edition of The Compass.