Yesterday, nine Ontario players competed in two international tournaments.

The WTT Youth Contender San Francisco included a Mixed Double, U17B and G, and U13 B and G. It was a very successful day, with five bronze medals earned.
Jessie Xu, the 2023 Ontario player of the year and world number 159, advanced to the U17G semi-finals but lost to Sally Moyland of the United States. Sally is one of the finest US players, placed fifth on the U17 ITTF World Ranking List.
Cindy Zhu (no. 107) and Malcolm Xiong had two additional singles podium appearances. This is Malcolm’s debut on the international scene. Both players had survived challenges in QF (both) and Rd 16 (Cindy), winning with a small score of 3/2.
Ontarians were also successful in mixed doubles. Meech Dullaert/Jessie Xu in U19XD; Jaelen Chen/Ruoyan Yang in U15XD. While Meech and Jessie’s success was mostly due to their high seeding position (top 4) and luck (walkover matches), Ruoyan and Jaelen unexpectedly won 3/2 in the Round of 16 and quarterfinals. The first match was a true thriller, with 15/13 in the vital fifth game.
Three 10 (Jessie Xu, Cindy Zhu, Jaelen Chen, Ruoyan Yang), True North (Malcolm Xiong, Daniel Liang – both in their first international tournament), and Geng Academy (Meech Duallert) sent players.
The tournament will continue today with matches in U19, U15, and U11 singles.

Jeremy Hazin is competing in the WTT Contender in Rio de Janeiro, hoping to improve his global ranking before the 2024 Olympics. In his first qualification match, he defeated  Lucas Romanski of Brazil (3/2). Today, he faces Ricardo Walther of Germany, who is rated 106th in the world.

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