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Lin Yun Ju and Mima Ito Favorites in Finals in Zagreb

(by Steve Hopkins) The Top Seed in Zagreb, Truls Moregard, fell Saturday to Patrick Franziska.  Franziska then fell to Lin Yun-Ju in the Semifinals.  Yun-Ju had defeated Liang Guodong, a Chinese qualifier, in their Quarterfinal match.  The other Chinese qualifier to make the Quarters is Xiang Peng.  Peng upset Tomokazu Harimoto in the Round of […]

Truls Moregard and Lin Yun-Ju Advance to Quarters in Zagreb

(by Steve Hopkins) The Top Seed in Zagreb, Truls Moregard, has cruised to the Quarterfinals – he will face Patrick Franziska on Saturday morning.  Lin Yun-Ju has also advanced easily – and he is set to face up and coming Chinese player Liang Guodong.  Xiang Peng, another Chinese qualifier, upset Tomokazu Harimoto on Friday.  Peng […]

Ovtcharov Makes Quarters in Lima as Many Seeded Players Fall

(by Steve Hopkins) Dimitrij Ovtcharov had a tough opening match, scoring a tough 3-2 win over Joao Monteiro.  Ovtcharov then downed Chen Chien-An 3-1 to advance to the Quarternfinals.  Ovtcharov will face Simon Gauzy, who won both of his early matches handily. Top seeded Hugo Calderano fell to Kang Dongsoo in the Round of 16.  […]

2022 WTT Feeder Westchester: Highlighting American Participants

(By: Bowmar Sports Team) The 2022 WTT Feeder Westchester event was held from  May 11 to May 15 with more than 20 different National Teams competing.  This was one of the largest truly international table tennis events held in the United States in recent years. A few results to highlight featuring American players and coaches: […]

Borussia Dusseldorf Wins German TTBL Title

(by Steve Hopkins, photo courtesy of ITTF) Dusseldorf led the German League all season – jumping out to a great start, and then extending their lead.  There was never any doubt that they’d make the Final Four, but they did split big matches with Saarbrucken earlier in the year, so there was some intrigue in the […]

Zeng Beixun Turns Heads in Havirov

(by Steve Hopkins, photo courtesy of ITTF) Despite top Romanian players (three in the World Youth Top 10), it was an 18 year old Chinese player who turned heads.  Zeng Beixun, World No. 193, dominated the draw.  In fact, outside of a tight 3-2 Quarterfinal, Zeng was 15-1 in games over his other five wins – […]

Angel Naranjo Takes Top Prize in Salta

(by Steve Hopkins) World Table Tennis visits Argentina this week with the WTT Youth Contender Salta 2022 in Salta, Argentina.  The Boys Singles events have all concluded, and the top prize in the featured U19 Boys Singles event went to Puerto Rico’s Angel Naranjo.  Angel Luis Naranjo Lopez has reached a new level in recent […]

Angel Naranjo Takes Top Prize in Salta

(by Steve Hopkins) World Table Tennis visits Argentina this week with the WTT Youth Contender Salta 2022 in Salta, Argentina.  The Boys Singles events have all concluded, and the top prize in the featured U19 Boys Singles event went to Puerto Rico’s Angel Naranjo.  Angel Luis Naranjo Lopez has reached a new level in recent […]

Five Golds for TeamUSA at ITTF Copa Cristina Hoffman 2022 Para Open

(by Steve Hopkins, photo by ITTF, Carlos Duarte photographer) Team USA won 5 of the 14 events held this week at the ITTF Copa Cristina Hoffman 2022 Para Open in Cancun, Mexico.  Jenson Van Emburgh won Men’s Singles Class 2-3, Ahad Bakhshaei Sarand won Men’s Singles Class 5, Tahl Leibovitz won Men’s Singles Class 9, […]

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