The Texas Wesleyan University table tennis team sets off to Eau Claire, WI, this week to once again defend its National Championship. The 2017 TMS College Table Tennis National Championships will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, April 7-9.
The Rams will have their work cut out for them this year. Mississippi College served notice at the South Region Tournament this season that they are still a force to be reckoned with. The Choctaws, who won the 2015 Coed National Championship, defeated Texas Wesleyan in Fort Worth for the South Region title this season.
Ram fans can follow live action on the NCTTA (National Collegiate Table Tennis Association) website, and find complete results from each day's competition.
The event will begin at 8:50 a.m. on Friday with men's singles preliminary rounds. Friday's action will feature finals action in men and women's doubles competition as well as the opening ceremonies for the team competition (4 p.m.).
Singles titles will be decided on Saturday, and women's and coed team titles will be decided on Sunday.
Texas Wesleyan is the defending champion in both the coed and women's team events. The Rams also won titles in men and women's doubles last season. The Rams have won 12 of the last 13 Coed Team Championships while the program has totaled 60 national championships since the program's inception in 2002.