Pan Am Cadet Championships Update: USA Teams Score Gold - Butterfly Table Tennis
Site Products

Pan Am Cadet Championships Update: USA Teams Score Gold

(by Steve Hopkins)

With two days left, the 2022 ITTF Pan American Cadet Championships (U15) tournament is heating up in Cuenca, Ecuador.  The team events have already concluded – and Team USA secured gold medals in both the girls and boys events.

Puerto Rico was the tournament top seed with Brazil entering the tournament as the second seed.  Brazil failed to make the knock-out stages by falling 3-1 to Team USA AND falling 3-2 to the Dominican Republic.  With Brazil out, the final four teams were Puerto Rico v. Dominican Republic and USA v. Ecuador.

The boys defeated Ecuador 3-0 in the Semifinal with wins by Daniel Tran, Darryl Tsao, and Andrew Yang.  They then went on to defeat Puerto Rico in the Final.  Daniel Tran defeated Steven Moreno 3-0 to give Team USA a 1-0 lead, Enrique Rios then topped Darryl Tsao to even the game score for Puerto Rico, Andrew Yang scored USA’s second point with a 3-1 win over Yadier Lopez, and Daniel Tran sealed the victory with a 3-1 win over Enrique Rios.

In the Girls Team event TeamUSA was the top seed with Brazil second.  Team USA finished the group undefeated and moved on, but Brazil again stumbled – losing to Ecuador and finishing second in the group.  That set up a fierce cross over match between USA and Brazil (the top two seeded teams) with USA winning 3-2 to advance to the Final (Sally Moyland, Rachel Wang and Amy Zhang were the three US players with Sally winning twice and Rachel winning once).  In the other Semifinal, Ecuador topped Peru.  Team USA defeated Ecuador 3-1 with Sally Moyland, Rachel Wang, and Kayla Goodwin fighting for Team USA.  Sally defeated Anie Rubio 3-0, Rachel topped Angelica Arellano 3-0, Kayla fell to Keimy Leon Anchundia 1-3, and Sally closed out the match with a 3-1 win over Angelica.

The U15 Boys will play Quarterfinals and Semifinals thoughout Saturday.  Darryl Tsao, Andrew Yang, and Daniel Tran are all still alive in the event for TeamUSA.  Girls U15 is also through to the Quarters and Sally Moyland, Rachel Wang, and Amy Zhang will each play later today.

Lots of action is yet to come .

Visit ButterflyOnline.com for the latest table tennis news and results.

Latest News

World Team Championships: Portugal’s Upset, China Rolls, France Over England

October 6, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins, photo ITTFWorld) We are down to the Final 8 at the 2022 ITTF World Team… Read More

World Team Championships: Neither US Squad Advances

October 4, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins, photo USATT) When the 2022 ITTF World Team Championships Finals began this week in Chengdu,… Read More

World Team Championships: Men Top Puerto Rico

October 3, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins, photo USATT) When the 2022 ITTF World Team Championships Finals began this week in Chengdu,… Read More

Coaching Tips of the Week: The Larry Line

October 3, 2022
(By Larry Hodges) Many matches are decided in the rallies. The Larry Line (can I copyright that?) is… Read More

WAB CLUB FEATURE: Silicon Valley Table Tennis Club

October 2, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins) The Silicon Valley Table Tennis Club was founded in 2011.  The club features professional flooring,… Read More

Isabella Xu Won The 2022 Badger Open – Under 2400 & Womens Open

October 2, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports Team) The 2022 Badger Open, give doble great victory to Isabella Xu, she won the… Read More

Aditya Sareen Won 2500 Westchester September Open

October 2, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports Team) Aditya won the Under 2500 at Westchester September Open. He also defeated Tao Wenzhang… Read More

World Team Championships: New Faces for TeamUSA

October 1, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins, photo USATT) The 2022 ITTF World Team Championships Finals is underway in Chengdu, and both… Read More
View All News

Get the latest from Butterfly

Stay “In The Loop” with Butterfly professional table tennis equipment, table tennis news, table tennis technology, tournament results, and We Are Butterfly players, coaches, clubs and more.