US Run at World Junior Champs Comes to an End
Site Products
US Run at World Junior Champs Comes to an End

US Run at World Junior Champs Comes to an End

BY MATT HETHERINGTON, USATT
US Run at World Junior Champs Comes to an End
Crystal Wang was the last player standing at the ITTF World Junior Championships in Cape Town from the USA contingent. She reached the last 16 of the Junior Girls Singles after a brilliant and convincing  Round of 32 4-0 win over Russia’s Maria Tailakova, currently ranked 167 in the World on the ITTF Women’s World Ranking, a very impressive victory especially by such a margin.

In her Round of 32 match Amy Wang almost made it past the post against Puerto Rico’s international star Adriana Diaz who is currently ranked in the top 100 players in the World. It was Wang who struck early and despite leveling in the 2nd, the US player soared off to a 3-1 lead. Just one game away from defeating Diaz who reached a height of 80th in the world this year in June, it would have been the perfect upset. Unfortunately the Puerto Rican had plenty more tricks up her sleeve and battled her way back into the match to take the next 3 games and seal a 4-3 victory. An incredible performance from Amy Wang nonetheless and a sign of promising things to continue coming.

The Boys Singles Round of 32 saw Rio Olympian and star performer Kanak Jha bow out in a 4-1 match with China’s Xu Haidong. The Chinese penholder was a finalist at this year’s China Cadet and Junior Open and showed incredible ability. Further down on the bottom half Victor Liu also met his match against Germany’s Tobias Hippler who won the match in 5 games also.

With 3 of the Round of 32 players eliminated it was only Crystal Wang who remained going into the third round. She held a 2-1 lead early on over South Korean Kim Jiho but it was the Korean player who took control of the match and swung a 4-2 victory.

A good showing from all of our junior players. The draws are now at the semifinal stages and exciting showdowns remain. Stay tuned!

Latest News

ITTF FOUNDATION AUCTIONS THE EXCLUSIVE AUTOGRAPHED TABLE TENNIS STARS SHIRTS

September 27, 2022
(By: ITTF Foundation) Table tennis fans from around the world can bid to own the exclusive Dang Qiu… Read More

Butterfly San Antonio Fall Open Results And Tournament Report

September 27, 2022
(By: Vlad Farcas) On September 10th the 2022 BUTTERFLY San Antonio Fall Open, a 2-star USATT Sanctioned took… Read More

Tashiya Piyadasa Won The ITTF Americas Hope Continental Challenge 2022

September 27, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports Team) The ITTF Americas Hope Continental come with an amazing victory to USA by Tashiya… Read More

Coaching Tips of the Week: The Quick Chip Receive

September 26, 2022
(By Larry Hodges) Often an opponent serves short backspin or no-spin serves to the middle or backhand, and… Read More

WAB Club Feature: Song Jeho Table Tennis Club

September 25, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins) The Song Jeho Table Tennis Club (“SJHTTC”) is centrally located in Los Angeles.  The club is… Read More

Triangle’s 2022 Butterfly September Tournament

September 25, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins) Triangle Badminton and Table Tennis Club hosted their Butterfly September open last weekend.  There were… Read More

Pan Am U11 & U13 Results: Team USA’s Strong Results in Santo Domingo

September 25, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins, photo USATT) The 2022 ITTF Pan American U11 and U13 Championships were held this week… Read More

Butterfly Training Tips with Yu Di – The Forehand Smash

September 23, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports Team) In this Butterfly Training Tips, Yu Di is working with Risheetha Bhagawatulaa on the… 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.