Truong Tu playing table tennis.

Spartan Table Tennis Team Ranked Fourth in the Nation

Trung Tu playing table tennis.

Truong Tu at the 2011 Concord Open tournament (Truong Tu image).

By Pat Lopes Harris, Media Relations Director

Table tennis is hot in the South Bay, including San Jose State, where the nationally ranked Spartan Table Tennis Club is preparing for national championships April 13-15 in Plano, Texas.

The National Collegiate Table Tennis Association is promising live online streaming of all the action, as the no. 4 ranked Spartans take the floor. SJSU’s co-ed team includes Truong Tu, ranked no. 8 in the nation for men’s singles.

Completing the roster are Sean Lee, Sally Su, Joseph Coorey, Kyle Wong and Mitchell Ong. The Spartan Table Tennis Club is one of over 250 organizations coordinated by SJSU’s Student Involvement office.

Growing up in Ho Chi Minh City, Tu started playing table tennis when he was just six years old, according to the NCTTA. He trained intensely, and was ranked among the Top 12 Viet Juniors in 2001.

Now going for an MBA, Tu joined SJSU’s team after moving to the United States for college, graduating in December 2010 with a bachelor’s in marketing.