Big Matches Upcoming for US Players in Europe

By Matt Hetherington | March 08, 2019, 4:30 p.m. (ET)

A big weekend is ahead for two US National Champions, whose teams will face off against the top teams in their divisions. 

Four time US National Champion. Lily Zhang, returns to Germany after victory at the recent Pan American Games Trial in Santa Monica. Her team TTC Bingen currently sits 3rd in the competition table and is set to take on the league front-runners, Berlin Eastside. 

In similar fashion, Kanak Jha, representing his club 1. FSV Mainz 05, will take on Borussia Dortmund. Jha is completing his season in the second division, where his team sit in the second spot in the league. 

Joining the full-time regulars, Michael Tran is set to play two back to back weekends for his club SV Union Velbert, in preparation for the Italian Cadet and Junior Open which begins next week.

Victor Liu was a young man in fine form for the Pan Am Games Trial where he went undefeated until the final match, taking away silver, he competes the weekend of the 16th/17th March and the following weekend on the 24th for his team TSG Kaiserslautern. The team are currently leading in their division.

Aside from Tran travelling to Italy, he will also be joined there by Rachel and Joanna Sung. The event has become a favorite for the two sisters, since 2017 when Rachel Sung won gold in the cadet girls singles event, that same year the two siblings took bronze in the team event. The girls returned in 2018 to repeat the team bronze result, and will be looking to impress again in 2019.

We sincerely wish the best of luck to our US players and hope they give it their all!