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5-Time Olympian Adrian Crisan Visits LYTTC

LYTTC would like to extend its sincerest thanks to Adrian Crisan and his wife Diana for joining us as guests at our training center in New Jersey. Adrian participated in the High Performance Training Squad on the 24th and practiced with a large group of our youngest talents.

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Adrian also joined us to celebrate the hard work of Ray Huang, Jayden Zhou and Stephen Chu in their efforts to raise money for US Para Table Tennis players at our recent tournament. Malboro Deputy Mayor Terry Lau was present to award these students with special certificates.

Adrian has a great number of titles to his name, spanning an incredible table tennis career which includes 5 appearances at the Olympic Games, reaching the quarterfinals in London 2012. He is a ten time Romanian National Champion and won many World Tour and European Championship medals, being ranked as high as 10th in the World in January of 2006.

Here is some video footage of Adrian training with young players from our club! 🙂

LYTTC Northeast June Open Final

2017 June Northeast Open Results

Open Singles –

1st – Junhan Wu (8,-8,4,-6,9)

2nd – Kaden Xu

3rd/4th – Kazeem Makanjuola defeated Li Jian in Quarterfinals (-8, 9, 9, -6, -6)

Adar Alguetti defeated Pan Deng in Quarterfinals (8, -13, 11, -8, 11)

Age U-18 – 

1st and 2nd – Adar and Gal Alguetti

3rd/4th – Stephen Chu and Alan Chen

U-2350 – 

1st – Matthew Lu

2nd – Greg Bartz

3rd/4th – Klaus Wood and Jayden Zhou

U-2100 – 

1st – Katie Chen

2nd – Leslie Liu

3rd/4th – Amir Khan and Jason Li

U-1850 – 

1st – Amir Khan

2nd – Mark Berg

3rd/4th – Kodi Vondereau and Jason Li

U-1600 – 

1st – Connie Kang

2nd – Ivy Liu

3rd/4th – Michael Jiang and Chiupong Huang

U-800 – 

1st – Kevin Tan

2nd – Jason Chan

3rd/4th – Justin Chan and Soham Gupta

Age U-12 – 

1st – Mainak Nistala

2nd – Jason Li

What’s Coming Up in April?

IMG_3314LYTTC April Open: Due to a low number of entries, largely due to Spring Break and NCTTA College Nationals we have been forced to cancel the April 8-9 Open.

LYTTC Spring Break Camp: We will host a Spring Break Camp from April 10 – April 14. We hope you will join us for a fun and intense training experience for players of all ages and levels. Find all the information you need on our Training Camps page: https://lyttc.wordpress.com/coaching/seasonal-and-holiday-training-camps/

The North American Hopes Trial: On April 29-30 the Lily Yip Table Tennis Center are proud to be hosting the ITTF North American Hopes Trial event. This will be a clash of 30 of the countries youngest talents aged 11 and 12. Through the five 2017 USATT Regional Hopes Camp and Trial events across the country, 15 boys and 15 girls have earned the right to battle for the
top North American Continental Spot. LYTTC have 5 players who performed exceptionally to represent us on home ground. Jayden Zhou and Faith Hu took the top spots at the Maryland Regional Trial, while Ivy Liu, Jason Li and Annie Shangguan were able to qualify from the New Jersey Regional Trial.

Stephen Hu and Marjolaine Encabo also performed very well to place 4th at the New Jersey Regional Trial, just missing out on the top 3 qualification spots.

Young Officials Seminar: April 23rd will mark a special collaboration between LYTTC and USA Table Tennis in an effort to educate Youth Players to become qualified table tennis officials and well versed in the rules of the sport. The seminar will be headed by 2016 Rio Olympic Deputy Referee
Roman Tinzsin. A great service for the sport and also a good opportunity to add something to your child’s school resume for the future. Let’s help our youth build more useful skills. 24 places available only!

All information can be found in the link: http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Table-Tennis/Features/2017/March/07/USATT-Young-Officials-Seminar

We hope you will join us in support of our tournament and be sure to come and check out all the action at the 2017 North American Hopes Continental Qualification Tournament!

LYTTC Proves Perfect Home Venue for FIT Tournament Relocation

 

The relocated ‘FIT’ Open took place at the Lily Yip Table Tennis Center on 11-12 March and, alongside a fantastic tournament, hosted the tournament of the Chinese University Alumni Alliance. With a packed out club as players came from as far as Miami, Minnesota, New York and Conneticut as well as the team tournament players, it was set to be a superb event. LYTTC would like to graciously thank everyone for supporting our event after the difficulties and short notice of a venue change, especially those who came from out of state.

One of the big triumphs of the day was the victory of Sharon Alguetti in the Men’s Singles Event as he upset top seed Kaden Xu. Sharon looked strong as he came into the finals match but the pressure really set in as he led 2-1 with a 10-6 margin. A quick timeout call from Xu reversed proceedings and saw the match go to a fifth set. The momentum shift was short lived however, with Sharon Alguetti firing up and overcoming his minor setback and powering through to the finish to take the title.

There were some exceptional matches and also some double crown winners. New York’s Sho Miyazaki was the winner of the Under 2000 event and the College Open, while 10 year old Ivy Liu played outstandingly to take out both the under 1350 and under 1550 events.

Other notable performances were Jayden Zhou’s victory in the under 2250 and finalist appearance in the 2500, coming off the back of his win at the 2017 USATT Maryland Regional Hopes Trial last weekend.

The Chinese University Alumni Alliance Team Event saw Tong Fei Ming’s Beijing University team win in the finals over Sun Yat-Sen School of Medical Sciences.

A big thank you to everyone for supporting the tournament despite the difficult last minute changes, to the out of state players for travelling to join us and to the team or organizers, particularly tournament director Judy Hugh!

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