RESULTS Of The 2017 Butterfly North American Tour: BUTTERFLY AMERICA'S TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Archive for June, 2017

USA Capture Dual Team Gold at 2017 Pan American Junior Championships

(BY MATT HETHERINGTON) Double gold for the USA as the Junior Boys and Girls teams completed their mission in the Team Event at the 2017 Pan American Junior Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Coming off the back of two Junior titles at the 2017 Argentina Open where the USA were the dominant force (read more). […]

United States and Brazil bound for World Junior Championships

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Four places in the World Junior Championships to be held later in the year in Italy at stake; the United States and Brazil duly made reservations in the Girls’ Team event by emerging successful at the Pan American Junior Championships in Buenos Aires on Wednesday 21st June. Throughout Brazil […]

United States clinches title, Canada and Puerto Rico secure places

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Selecting Amy Wang, Crystal Wang and Grace Yang; on Thursday 22nd June, the United States won the Girls’ Team title at the 2017 Pan American Junior Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At the final hurdle they overcome Brazil by three matches to two; Bruna Takahashi being the player to […]

Success for North America but three South American countries Italy bound

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Top seeds, the United States won the Boys’ Team title at the 2017 Pan American Junior Championships in the Argentine capital city of Buenos Aires on Thursday 22nd June; at the final hurdle they overcame Brazil in a contest that was arguably closer than the three-nil margin may suggest. […]

Double Gold for US Para Team in Germany

(By USATT) Six athletes set out to compete in the 2017 Bayreuth Para Open in Germany. After a successful run at the Spanish Para Open the week before, the team were joined by Navin Kumar and Mingyu Zu as they aimed to share more victories. Athletes Representing USA at the 2017 Bayreuth Para Open, Germany […]

Top four seeds dominate opening day in Argentina

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) First place in the group the target and thus a guaranteed place in the main draw; when play closed on Tuesday 20th June, the leading outfits in the Girls’ Team event at the 2017 Pan American Junior Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina had duly achieved the goal. Impressive, the […]

Lily Zhang Looks Ahead to National Title Defense in Vegas

(BY MATT HETHERINGTON) Lily Zhang stood on center court at the Brooklyn Bowl a year ago holding the pressure, surrounded by spectators on both ground level and on the mezzanine above. On that occasion she won her third US National Women’s Singles title over her Rio Olympic Teammate Jiaqi Zheng. July 7th she hopes to […]

Moving to higher grade, milestone win for Amy Wang

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Winner of the Cadet Girls’ Singles title earlier in the year in Belgium, Amy Wang moved up a grade in Buenos Aires on Monday 19th June; she won the Girls’ Singles title at the 2017 Argentina Junior Open. Success and a milestone moment in her career; it is her […]

Success for Kanak Jha, double celebration

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) The top seed, Kanak Jha from the United States duly endorsed his exalted position, to win the Boys’ Singles title at the 2017 Argentina Junior Open in Buenos Aires on Monday 18th June. A cause for celebration, it was a cause for a double celebration; not only was it […]

Big Guns Showdown at LYTTC June Open

(BY MATT HETHERINGTON) An exceptional quartet of players would hold the top seedings in the Open Singles at the LYTTC Northeast June Open, but only two of them would reach the penultimate stage, both in front of their home club supporters. The caliber of play was high across a number of the top events, but […]