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USA Girls Team Wins Bronze at the 2015 World Junior Table Tennis Championships

2015 World Junior Table Tennis Championships

2015 World Junior Table Tennis Championships
November 29th to December 6th, 2015
Vendée, France

Coach Lily Yip leads the US Junior Girls Team to a Bronze Medal at the World Junior Championships in France in 2015 and Shanghai in 2014.  USA Junior Girls Team, Prachi Jha, Amy Wang, Crystal Wang and Grace Yang.

Boys Singles – Gold: Liu Dingshuo (CHN); Silver: Xue Fei (CHN);
Girls Singles – Gold: Wang Manyu; Silver: Wang Yidi (CHN);
Boys Doubles – Gold: Wang Chuqin (CHN) / Xue Fei (CHN); Silver: Liu Dingshuo (CHN) / Zhu Cheng (CHN);
Girls Doubles – Gold: Chen Ke (CHN) / Wang Manyu (CHN); Silver: Ko Un Gum (PRK) / Ri Yong Hae (PRK);
Mixed Doubles – Gold: Xue Fei (CHN) / Chen Ke (CHN); Silver: Wang Chuqin (CHN) / Chen Xingtong (CHN);
Junior Boys Teams: Gold: China; Silver: Republic of Korea;
Junior Girls Teams: Gold: China; Silver: Republic of Korea;

December 4, 2015 – In Junior Boys Singles, USA’s Kanak Jha and Puerto Rico’s Brian Afanador have reached the Round of 32. In today’s Round of 64 matches, Kanak defeated Romania’s Rares Sipos in a close match 4-3 (1-8, 11-7, 7-11, 11-9, 8-11, 5-11, 11-8). While Brian overcame Leo De Nodrest of France 4-2 (10-12, 11-5, 11-7, 11-5, 3-11, 11-6).  United States’ Jack Wang was overcome by Bence Majoros of Hungary and Krishnateja Avvari of the United States lost to Lee Yat Hin of Hong Kong 3-4 (11-5,9-11,11-3,7-11,11-13,11-4,9-11).

In today’s Junior Girls Singles Round of 64, Amy Wang and Crystal Wang of the United States won their matches to move on to the Round of 32. Amy defeated Slovenia’s Katrina Sterchi 4-1 (11-9, 11-7, 16-14, 9-11, 11-8) and Crystal defeated Patricia Maciel of Portugal 4-0 (11-2, 11-8, 11-7, 11-7). USA’s Prachi Jha lost to China’s Chen Ke 1-4 (11-7, 2-11, 2-11, 13-15, 7-11). Canada’s Alicia Cote lost to Pauline Chasselin of France 0-4 (11-13, 4-11, 6-11, 9-11).

In Boys Doubles Round of 16, USA’s Krishnateja Avvari & Kanak Jha are up against Ho Kwan Kit and Ng Pak Nam of Hong Kong. Sharon Alguetti and Jack Wang of the United States reached the Round of 32. 

In Girls Doubles, North America and Puerto Rico are out of the Round of 16. United States Crystal Wang & Amy Wang lost to An Yeonguen & Kim Jiho of the Republic of Korea 1-3.  Prachi Jha & Grace Yang of the United States also to the Republic of Korea 1-3, Kang Dayeon & Kim Haeun. Canada’s Alicia Cote & Justina Yeung lost to Brazil’s Leticia Nakada & Bruna Takahashi 2-3.

Round of 16 Mixed Doubles matches for today are still to be played. North America’s Kanak Jha & Prachi Jha lost in the Round of 32 to Belgium’s Thibaut Darcis & Eline Loyen 0-3. Puerto Rico’s Brian Afanador teamed up with Khetkhuan Tamolwan of Thailand in Mixed Doubles. They lost to Hungary’s Bence Majoros & Leila Imre.

ITTF Featured News: 

WJTTC Champions - Liu Dingshuo, the 2016 World Junior Boys' Singles champion Photo By: Rémy Gros

Imperious, Dynamic Performance, Liu Dingshuo Strikes Gold
Courtesy of ITTF

December 6, 2015 – Bronze medalist one year ago in Shanghai when beaten by the champion elect, compatriot Yi Saying at the semi-final stage of proceedings, Liu Donoghue climbed two step higher at the 2015 World Junior Championships in the French west coast town of La Roche-sur-Yon on the early evening of Sunday December 6th.

The no.3 seed, he beat Xue Fei, the no.5 seed, in an all-Chinese final; furthermore, he emerged successful against his compatriot in a most authoritative manner. Read More @ ITTF

Zhang Xuan - WJTTC

Déjà Vu, Shanghai Repeated, Zhang Xuan Causes Opening Round Upset
Courtesy of ITTF

December 4, 2015 – Winner earlier in the year on her travels to Central America in both Guatemala and El Salvador, a direct result being that she has qualified for the forthcoming ITTF World Junior Circuit Finals to be staged next month in the Indian city of Indore, Spain’s Zhang Xuan was the player in form on the afternoon of Friday December 4th at the 2016 World Junior Championships in La Roche-sur-Yon, France. Read More @ ITTF

Alexandre Cassin - Photo Courtesy of ITTF / Photo By: Rémy Gros

Extra Pressure but Alexandre Cassin Delivers for France
Courtesy of ITTF

December 4, 2015 – A good performance for the host nation; it was duly delivered by Alexandre Cassin as play commenced in the first round of the Boys’ Singles event at the 2015 World Junior Championships in La Roche-sur-Yon, France on the morning of the sixth day of action, Friday December 4th. Read More @ ITTF


Krishnateja Avvari - WJTTC - Photo Courtesy of ITTF / Photo By: Rémy Gros

United States Enjoys Success, Expected and Unexpected
Courtesy of ITTF

December 3, 2015 – Success for Kanak Jha, first place in his group in the initial stage of the Boys’ Singles event at the 2015 World Junior Championships in La Roche-sur-Yon was secured on the mid-afternoon of Thursday 3rd December; it was as expected. Read More @ ITTF


 An Yeongeun - Photo Courtesy of ITTF / Photo By: Rémy Gros

Top Two Seeds Reach Final, No Charity, No Birthday Presents
Courtesy of ITTF

December 1, 2015 – China and Korea, the respective top two seeds in the Girls’ Team event at the 2015 World Junior Championships, being staged in the French town of La Roche sur Yon, stamped their authority on proceedings at the semi-final stage of the competition on the evening of Tuesday December 1st.

Both outfits recorded resounding three-matches to nil victories. China overcame the United States, the no.10 seeds; Korea ended the hopes of Romania, the no.5 seeds. Read More @ ITTF

Amy Wang - Photo Courtesy of ITTF / Photo By: Rémy Gros

Ten Out of Ten for United States, Once Again Surprise Semi-Finalists
Courtesy of ITTF

December 1, 2015 – One year ago in Shanghai, against all expectations the United States, the no.10 seeds, clinched the bronze medal in the Girls’ Team event; the crucial contest being the last eight duel against Korea when a three-nil win was recorded.

Now one year later at the 2015 World Junior Championships in the French town of La Roche sur Yon, the feat of Shanghai has been repeated; again the no.10 seeds, they are assured of a minimum bronze medal. Read More @ ITTF

Prachi Jha - Photo Courtesy of ITTF / Photo By: Rémy Gros

Impressive on Opening Day; United States Causes Second Stage Upset
Courtesy of ITTF

November 30, 2015 – Top spot in their initial stage group following a comprehensive three-nil against Canada and a tense full distance success in opposition to Slovenia; the United States emerged as the outfit to cause the major upset as matters commenced in the second phase of proceedings in the Girls’ Team event at the World Junior Championships in La Roche sur Yon on the morning of Monday November 30th. Read More @ ITTF


Team USA Quotes after winning 3-0 against Team Russia in the Girls’ Team Groups Stage 2:
Crystal Wang: “I felt very confident when I played towards Maria Taylakova’s backhand, especially when I play fast I was able to win.” “Later in the match she changed the direction of the play more. I was ready for that to happen, I was prepared.”
Prachi Jha: “I’ve not played against a defender recently, so at the start of the match I played strongly and I made mistakes. The key was to be patient, long points and wait for the opportunity.”
Amy Wang: “I thought I’d lost against Anastasia Kolish after she won 2 games to tie at 2-2. In the fifth game I was down 1-5, then 3-7 before I won the next seven points to lead 10-7; I used more forehand more and I kept blocking the ball.”

Crystal Wang - Photo Courtesy of ITTF / Photo By: Rémy Gros

Second Stage Places Secured, United States Trio Tested
Courtesy of ITTF

November 29, 2015 – Earlier in the day on Sunday November 29th, DPR Korea had secured first place in their group and had thus qualified for the second stage of proceedings in the Girls’ Team event at the 2015 World Junior Championships in La Roche sur Yon, France. Read More @ ITTF


Jeremy Hazin - Photo Courtesy of ITTF / Photo By: Rémy GrosSelection or Not; Response from Jeremy Hazin Just the Same, Smile and Win
Courtesy of ITTFNovember 29, 2015 – On Monday October 27th at the 2014 ITTF World Cadet Challenge in Barbados; Canadian National Coach, Maxime Surprenant, told his charge, Jeremy Hazin, that he would not be playing in the forthcoming World Junior Championships in Shanghai. Read More @ ITTF


Visit ITTF.com for complete coverage of the 2015 World Junior Championships.

The following Championship events will be played by athletes based satisfying three conditions: a) being born in 1997 or later; b) being eligible to represent their national association according to the rules 3.8 and 4.2.3 of the ITTF Handbook 2014-2015; c) selected (by team participation) or qualified for individuals according to this prospectus.

  • Boys’ Team (Holder: China)
  • Girls’ Team (Holder: China)
  • Boys’ Singles (Holder YU Ziyang, CHN)
  • Girls’ Singles (Holder WANG Manyu, CHN)
  • Boys’ Doubles (Holders LYU Xiang / XUE Fei, CHN)
  • Girls’ Doubles (Holders CHEN Xingtong / LIU Gaoyang, CHN)
  • Mixed Doubles (Holders WANG Chuqin / CHEN Xingtong, CHN)

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