WARRNAMBOOL teenager Ben Taylor left a national table tennis tournament content with his efforts.
Taylor, 17, represented Victoria at the Australian Junior Table Tennis Championships in Perth.
The tournament wrapped up on Friday after teams, doubles and singles competitions.
Taylor said he was pleased with his performances, particularly in the singles.
“I made it through my round-robin and got knocked out in the round of 32 to an ex-Australian player, Danny Rauve,” he said.
“I was most happy with how I played in my group. I had hard games to get out of and I did it comfortably.
“I won my first match 3-1 and the second match 3-2.
“I was knocked out in the second round of the under 18 doubles and knocked out in the mixed doubles in the round of 16.”
Taylor said Victoria faced stiff competition in the teams event.
“I got to play a Korean team which was very, very, very strong and they kept us out of the medals,” he said.
“We finished fifth overall. Korea was in our half. We could have gone to medals if they weren’t there.”
The Warrnambool College student will now switch his focus to year 12 exams.
He will then aim to make a Victorian under 21 team.