University of Sunderland’s table tennis firsts have this week taken their winning run to four games on the bounce after a win over University of Leeds firsts.

A 10-7 victory over their opponents at CitySpace, after losing to them earlier in the season left player Callum Scott delighted with his team.

Adam Gittings sends a backhand across to opponent Isaac Cunningham – photo by Yuttachai Kongprasert

“I feel quite happy yeah,” Scott said after the match. “Even though I didn’t play great it was a team effort, that’s what it was about really.

“Five wins out of six now can’t really complain really.”

And Callum was equally as jubilant when asked if he was happy to get one back on Leeds. “Absolutely, definitely,” Scott said. “That’s all I can say, revenge is sweet.”

Lining up with captain Adam Gittings, Soh Xi Ken, Firdaus Nazeri and Callum Scott, Sunderland started the better of the two sides, taking a 3-1 lead after the first round of matches against a strong Leeds side, which they then extended to 5-3 by the halfway point.

The highlight of the two rounds, being a hard-fought 3-2 win for Nazeri over Leeds’ Johnathan Crossman and Sunderland’s Ken rousing  3-0 victory over Malhaar Sahore.

By the end of the third round, Sunderland had all but secured the victory after wins from Gittings, Ken and Nazeri brought the scores to 8-4.

Ken then guaranteed victory for his side after another resounding 3-0 victory, against Crossman taking the scores to 9-5.

Leeds managed a couple of consolation wins but the 3 points were topped off with a victory in the final match of the day, a 3-0 win in the doubles match, leaving the final score at 10-7 and Scott looking ahead to the next game.

“Four wins on the bounce now so yeah loads of motivation to like hopefully finish as high as we can after last season’s calamity.

“I mean what can I say massively improved, everyone’s doing really well so really happy.”

Sunderland next game is away to Northumbria at Sports Central on the 5th December.