USA Fields Notable Presence for Sweden Junior and Cadet Open and Safir International

By Matt Hetherington | Feb. 19, 2019, 3:45 p.m. (ET)

Starting tomorrow a most noteworthy contingent of young players from the USA, along with coaches, will compete in the 2019 ITTF Sweden Junior & Cadet Open and Safir International Open. The group marks one of the largest representing the USA in an international table tennis event with 18 players competing.

The team is led by US National Team Development Coaches Tao Wenzhang, Qi Wei and Zha Wenting as well as Dutch International Rajko Gommers who has lent his expertise to aid US players on previous occasions at camps and tournaments both in the USA and abroad. 

The players representing USA are as follows: 

Male Team: 
Nikhil Kumar
Aneesh Raghavan
Kai Jiang
Ted Li
Sid Naresh
Nandan Naresh
Ved Sheth
Jonathan Qin
Sahil Puri

Female Team: 
Sabrina Zhu
Purvi Soni
Emily Tan
Kayleigh Cui
Faith Tung
Swathi Giri
Linda Shu
Tia Hsieh
Lavanya Maruthapandian

This will be a rich team building and internationally competitive experience for our young players. We wish you all the very best of luck and look forward to seeing the results of your efforts!