USATT Nominates Players for 2018 Pan American Junior Championships

By USATT | June 05, 2018, 8:12 p.m. (ET)

Sharon Alguetti Team USA table tennis

Today we decided with whom we will to go to the Pan Am Junior Championships (10th-15th July 2018 in Dominican Republic) to fight there with the teams, among other goals, for the qualification for the World Junior Championships in December in Australia.

The teams will be:

Girls: Amy Wang, Crystal Wang, Rachel Yang and Rachel Sung; substitute Tiffany Ke

Boys: Kanak Jha, Sharon Alguetti, Nikhil Kumar and Nicholas Tio; substitute Michael Tran

Coaches: Gao Jun, Qi Wei and Joerg Bitzigeio.

We are happy to have a larger group of boys and girls in our country on a good level, means not only these 8 athletes, and we are sure that with these teams we will be well prepared to try our best.

The decision was taken in this case by the athletes themselves, as they have earned and deserved their spots because of their level, development, results and commitment and furthermore they will represent our country as best as they can.

The teams including the coaches will prepare together the week before the US Nationals at a camp in Las Vegas from 25th-30th May, the participation is also a requirement for being nominated, and they will be supported by their teammates from TTTeam USA including the members of the Worlds teams, in total it will be 10 girls and 12 boys practicing together in Vegas.

I want to mention that I’m very proud of seeing this kind of development and approach in our TTTeam USA that all our best players understood and decided to join the camp to benefit from each other and improve together, even though it is right before the US Nationals where they will be opponents. For bigger and future goals this moves are incessant and urgently needed.


Jörg Bitzigeio
High Performance Director
USA Table Tennis
C: 719-453-6452