US Kids Shine Internationally

By Lily Yip | Oct. 08, 2012, 9 a.m. (ET)

Scotiabank 2012 Canada Junior & Cadet Open

Cadet Girls singles: Isabel Chu - Silver, Crystal Wang- Bronze

Cadet Team: USA Boys Bronze, and Girls - Bronze as ITTF NA team

For more results visit: http://www.ittf.com/competitions/competitions2.asp?Competition_ID=2173&category=wjc

2012 Serbia Junior and Cadet Open

Kanak Jha - Gold in Cadet Doubles, Silver in Cadet Team Event as WSA Team and Bronze in Cadet Singles.

Prachi Jha - Gold in Cadet Girls Team Event as WSA Team and Bronze in Doubles.

For more results visit: http://www.ittf.com/competitions/competitions2.asp?Competition_ID=2180&category=GJP

Kanak Jha  Prachi Jha
Kanak & Prachi Jha

Team WSA Trophy & Medals

Team WSA with Trophy and Medals


From the Notebook of USA's Coach Lily Yip:

ITTF Canadian Junior Open
Coach Alex Yang, Howard Tong, Teddy Tran, Kunal Chodri, Isabel Chu, Crystal Wang, and Coach Lily Yip

Scotiabank 2012 Canada Junior & Cadet Open, presented by Butterfly, Oct. 2-6, 2012, Markham, CAN  

Attracting junior and cadet talent from Argentina, Canada, Guyana, Hong Kong, South Korea, Peru, Puerto Rico, and the USA, the Open drew a formidable field. 

Representing the USA Girls were Isabel Chu, ranked #136 in the Cadets, and Crystal Wang, ranked #146. On the Boys side was Kunal Chodri (#145), Teddy Tran (#183), and Howard Tong (UR). The Boys' team was lead by the experienced top player and coach Alex Yang from Atlanta. 

Results for the USA Team --as ITTF North American Team. 

Both Boys and Girls won the Bronze. 

For the Girls' Singles Qualifying Groups:

           W L  PTs
 1 CHU Isabel USA    3-0  3-1   2 0  4
 2  NICHOLS Amy CAN 0-3     2-3  0 2  2
 3  ZHANG Sheree CAN  1-3  3-2    1 1  3

            W  L PTs 
 1 WANG Crystal USA    3-2 3-1  2-3 2 1  5
 2  LIU Jiabao CAN 2-3    2-3  3-1 2 1  5
 3  YAN Jane CAN 1-3  3-2    2-3 1 3  3
 4  KU Kyojin KOR 3-2   1-3  3-2   2 1  5

So we overcame any initial jitters, and our girls moved into the Main Draw. There I advised them to reduce pushing, to attack middle weaknesses, to drop shot and to flick short serves whenever possible. I am honored to serve as a ITTF North American Team coach. Our players's  creditable performances, as follows: 

Cadet Girls' Singles (Main Draw):

Round of 16:  Crystal Wang (USA) defeated Sheree Zhang (CAN) - 3-0 : 11-5, 11-7, 11-9

                     Isabel Chu (USA) - bye

Quarter Final: Crystal Wang (USA) defeated Haein Yoon (KOR) - 3-1: 11-2, 8-11,13-11,11-8

                     Isabel Chu (USA) defeated Chelsea Edghill (GUY) - 3-0: 11-7, 11-6, 11-5

Semi-finals:    Adriana Diaz (PUR) defeated Crystal Wang (USA) - 3-2: 7-11,11-9,11-9,10-12, 11-1 

                     Isabel Chu (USA) defeated Jiabao Liu (CAN) - 3-0: 11-9, 11-9, 11-9

Final:             Adriana Diaz (PUR) defeated Isabel Chu (USA) - 3-2: 7-11, 11-9, 11-9, 10-12, 11-1

USA's Results:

Cadet Girls' Singles: Isabel Chu (USA) - Silver; Crystal Wang (USA) - Bronze

We were all impressed by Adriana Diaz of Puerto Rico who is only 12 years old, but gaining experience on the ITTF Junior Circuit. She was the number #1 seed and ranked #89 in U 15. In closing, thanks to the many coaches, the USATT, sponsors, and supporting parents, our USA cadets and juniors continue to progress.

           W L  PTs
 1 CHU Isabel USA    3-0  3-1   2 0  4
 2  NICHOLS Amy CAN 0-3     2-3  0 2  2
 3  ZHANG Sheree CAN  1-3  3-2    1 1  3

           W L  PTs
 1 CHU Isabel USA    3-0  3-1   2 0  4
 2  NICHOLS Amy CAN 0-3     2-3  0 2  2
 3  ZHANG Sheree CAN  1-3  3-2    1 1  3

           W L  PTs
 1 CHU Isabel USA    3-0  3-1   2 0  4
 2  NICHOLS Amy CAN 0-3     2-3  0 2  2
 3  ZHANG Sheree CAN  1-3  3-2    1 1  3

 WANG Crystal  USA    3-2 3-1 2-3
 LIU Jiabao  CAN    2-3 3-0 3-1
 YAN Jane ^  CAN    1-3 0-3 2-3
 KU Kyojin  KOR    3-2 1-3 3-2

 WANG Crystal  USA    3-2 3-1 2-3
 LIU Jiabao  CAN    2-3 3-0 3-1
 YAN Jane ^  CAN    1-3 0-3 2-3
 KU Kyojin  KOR    3-2 1-3 3-2

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