On the weekend of April 20, three NYU Shanghai sports teams traveled to Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) in Suzhou to compete in the third annual XJTLU Cup, a multi-sport tournament bringing together teams from several Sino-foreign universities including University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC), Duke Kunshan University, and Wenzhou Kean University. NYU Shanghai teams in badminton, men’s basketball, and tennis completed the two-day event, bringing home a championship in tennis, second place in the men’s basketball final, and a sportsmanship award in badminton. In the tennis competition, NYU Shanghai fielded competitors in men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles. The team defeated XJTLU and UNNC, 4-1 and 5-0 respectively, bringing the first place trophy back to Century Avenue. (from left to right in the picture: Aleksandra Salacinska ‘21, Xinchen Hu 胡昕宸’22, Handan Bao 包涵丹 ‘22, Cyrus Guo ‘22, Jian Jiang - Coach, Dylan Polley ‘21, Eduardo Scheuren ‘21, Zhiheng Yang 杨知恒 ‘22, Vincent Wu ‘21) Handan Bao '22 and Aleksandra Salacinska ‘21, the only female players on the team, had to play every match without substitution.They still managed win every game they played! The NYU Shanghai badminton team had an exciting start, racking up two wins and one loss, eventually advancing to the semi-finals. They won a 3 -2 victory over Wenzhou Kean University and a 3 -1 victory over University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST) before losing to XJTLU 2-3. In the semi-final, the badminton team went up against UNNC, narrowly missing a chance to play in the final. The combination of Lv Siyi ’21 and Ethan Huang ’21 in the men's doubles was particularly fierce, drawing the attention of the entire gymnasium. NYU Shanghai’s men’s basketball team breezed through the first two rounds, defeating Wenzhou Kean University, 29-20 and Duke Kunshan University, 34-17, before being stopped in the final by Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 25-31. “I am very proud of our team. We invested more than 100% in the competition. We were not the most competitive, but in the end we made it to the finals,” said basketball team member Steve Cai ’22. “I will never forget how we performed in these three games and how we cheered each other on like family. This was the best weekend ever. ” Each team brought home a trophy after the day’s games.