The U.S. Girls’ National team finished 15th and the U.S. Boys’ National Team was 18th at the World Junior Table Tennis Championships in Bratislava, Slovak Republic. Lily Zhang opened and closed the match with wins to lead the U.S. Girls’ team past Slovak Republic. Erica Wu also won in the 3–1 victory. The U.S. Boys’ team defeated Australia but then lost to Paraguay in its final match. Alexander Yao produced the only point against Paraguay during a match in which the first three points all went to five games.
Just Ahead: U.S. Nationals, Dec. 14-18, Las Vegas.