Wang Zhen, the best Canadian player, has lost in second round of qualification at very strong German Open. In his first match he beat Clarence Zhe Yu Chew from Singapore in six sets (11-9,11-8,11-13,12-14,11-2,11-9), but then Omar Assad from Egypt was better 9-11,13-11,8-11,9-11,4-11 and final 1/4.

Wang is the top Canadian prospects at North American Olympic Qualifier in Markham, April 8-10. The other Ontarian player selected to represent Canada is Filip Ilijevski.