What’s New in Table Tennis - May 5
Allen Wang, Ethan Chua and Jonathan Ou gave the United States team a sweep of the three medals at the International Table Tennis Federation Hopes Boys' Singles Tournament in Valencia, Venezuela. Wang opened the tournament with a 3-1 decision over Ou, then swept the rest of his matches 3-0, going through the remainder of his qualifying group, a semifinal with Luca Prandi of Brazil and the final against Chua. After also winning his qualifying group, Chua defeated Ou, 11-7, 10-12, 11-5, 12-10 in the semifinals. Ou beat Prandi, 11-7, 11-9, 11-13, 11-7, in the bronze medal mach. The U.S. team also claimed the silver medal in the Cadet Boys' Teams Tournament with a 3-1 win over Venezuela in the semifinals and a 3-1 loss to Brazil in the finals.