USA Table Tennis What's New US Kids Shine Intern...

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

Related Athletes

head shot

Isabel Chu

head shot

Crystal Wang

Table Tennis
head shot

Kunal Chodri

Table Tennis
head shot

Theodore Tran

Table Tennis
head shot

Kanak Jha

Table Tennis
head shot

Prachi Jha

Table Tennis
head shot

Lily Yip

Table Tennis
head shot

Shigang Yang