Chile formed the National University Table Tennis Team that will represent the country in the next Universiades of Taipei 2017, increasing in a place by gender the presence in this discipline, comparing what happened in the Universiade of Gwangju, South Korea, in 2015.
In the case of women, the team will be practically the same, composed by Blanca Durán (Chile University), Cristal Meneses (Americas’ University) and Natalia Castellano (Saint Thomas University), who will also attend her third consecutive Universiade. Fourth member of the group is the current South American university champion Judith Morales (Andrés Bello University).
Natalia Castellano anticipated: “We all know it is a very difficult tournament, but we want to go, win games and advance as much as possible.”
In the men’s team, Marcelo Fernández (UNAB) is also traveling for the third time, and will have as teammates the students of UNAB, Victor Coydán and Manuel Moya, the current South American university champion, and Sebastián Román (Santiago de Chile University).
After achieving his classification, Fernandez said: “The team’s formation ratifies what Andrés Bello University has done in recent years in this sport. They bet on athletes and has worked. We go with the whole team and we hope to be with our coach Marcos Nuñez there.”
Source: LDES Press Secretary.