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Carlos Ishida and Jeremy Hazin, surprise semi-finalists

Carlos Ishida and Jeremy Hazin, surprise semi-finalists (by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Carlos Ishida and Jeremy Hazin, surprise semi-finalists Winner at the Paraguay Junior and Cadet Open earlier in the year, Brazil’s Carlos Ishida, alongside Canada’s Jeremy Hazin emerged as the surprise semi-finalists in the Boys’ Singles event at the 2017 ITTF Pan American […]

Familiar names, medalists decided in Buenos Aires

Familiar names, medalists decided in Buenos Aires (by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Familiar names, medalists decided in Buenos Aires Turn the clock back one year and focus on the Canadian city of Burnaby, just one name is different in the Girls’ Singles semi-final line up in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the 2017 ITTF Pan […]

USA Capture Dual Team Gold at 2017 Pan American Junior Championships

Kanak Jha Heads Successful US Pan American Junior Campaign with Trio of Golds (BY MATT HETHERINGTON) Kanak Jha Heads Successful US Pan American Junior Campaign with Trio of Golds 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 […]

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

Double Gold for US Para Team in Germany (By USATT) Double Gold for US Para Team in Germany 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 […]

Top four seeds dominate opening day in Argentina

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, […]

Lily Zhang Looks Ahead to National Title Defense in Vegas

Lily Zhang Looks Ahead to National Title Defense in Vegas (BY MATT HETHERINGTON) Lily Zhang Looks Ahead to National Title Defense in Vegas 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 […]

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 […]

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