Island table tennis players excel in Cambridge match

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Vineyard Haven’s Jiri Luncar (left) won the runner-up trophy at the MIT table tennis open in Cambridge Sunday. —Photo courtesy of Bob O'Rourke

Jiri Luncar of Vineyard Haven won the runner-up trophy in the finals match with winner Robert Duperron of New Hampshire at the M.I.T. table tennis open in Cambridge on Sunday. Rod Backus, also of Vineyard Haven, reached the semi-finals in the Under 1200 Division. Both players are members of the Martha’s Vineyard Table Tennis Club.