WUC 2016

Posted by Carissa Turner at 03:04 on 21 April 2016

The Welsh University Championships will take place this weekend at Cardiff University's, Tal y Bont Leisure Centre.
The event sees players from Universities across Wales competing to be crowned Champions in both a Team and Individual Event.

The Team Event consists of:

  • Cardiff University
  • Swansea University
  • Bangor University 
  • Aberystwyth University

These 4 teams will compete against each other on Saturday from 9:00 am.

The individual event promises to be exciting as reigning champions come back to defend their titles. Players from club, county and national level will fight it out to see who will take home gold.

The Men's Singles will be a hotly contested battle with 18 entries. Last years Winner Will Peck, Bangor, will have a tough task ahead of him to defend his title with Aidan Gibbons, Cardiff, competing. 

The Women's Singles is open for the taking as neither of last years finalists are entered, competitors from Bangor, USW and Swansea will all have their eyes on the prize.

Another event which is open for a new champions is the Men's Doubles. Cardiff, Swansea, Bangor and USW all boast some top pairings which makes this event too close to call.

The Women's Doubles will be another interesting event as last years winner Sophie Ttophi, Swansea, will play with Alex Johnson, and 2015's Runner Up Hannah Hernon, Bangor, teams up with Alex Liddy. 

Sophie Ttophi will also have a new partner this year when she tries to defend her Mixed Doubles title with David Richardson. The pair will have to battle through group stages before reaching elimination rounds which will lead up to the Finals.

The individual will begin at 9:00am on Sunday.

The draw can be downloaded by clicking  here.

For more information on the event please click here.