School Sports: NYGH, SSP deny Raffles clean sweep of table tennis titles

Raffles Institution paddler Ryan Goh jumps onto the table after winning his match against his Nanyang Junior College opponent at the A Division inter-school finals.
Raffles Institution paddler Ryan Goh jumps onto the table after winning his match against his Nanyang Junior College opponent at the A Division inter-school finals. ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN

SINGAPORE - Raffles Institution (RI) clinched four out of six titles at the Schools National Table Tennis Championships held at Pasir Ris Sports Hall on Friday. It swept all three titles in the boys' division and also won the A Division girls' title.

Singapore Sports School (SSP) and Nanyang Girls' High School (NYGH) clinched the B Division girls' and C Division girls' titles respectively, preventing the Raffles schools from achieving a clean sweep of all the six titles, as they did in 2015.

"We are trying to break Raffles' domination, so our kids have put in a lot of effort in training, so we are very happy for them," said SSP's table tennis general manager Dave Lai.

NYGH's winning doubles pair Glenda Teo and Ng Yi Hsien admitted that they were nervous at coming up against powerhouses Raffles Girls School.

"But after a while, we just got into the mood and focused on the match," said Yi Hsien.

Chan Joon Kiat, the teacher-in-charge of A Division table tennis in RI said that he was proud of his students.

"Our kids performed above our expectations today," he said. "They showed confidence and they were very disciplined in their training."