North American Girls qualify for Table Tennis Final
October 25, 2017 4:23 am
The North American table tennis team has kept their momentum going from the group stage as they defeated Latin America 3-1 in the semi-final of the Girls’ Team Event today at the 2017 World Cadet Challenge in Suva.
It was a rougher ride compared to yesterday’s 4-1 victory over Team Europe.
Rachel Sung squandered a 2-0 lead in the opening match.
Valentina Rios clawed back in to the game and gave Latin America the opening match and put the No.3 seed under pressure.
They will need to get out the blocks better in the final if they are going to claim the gold medal.
In the Boys’ Team Event, Europe and Asia both progressed to the final with 3-0 wins over North America and Latin America respectively.
They were pressed by their opponents but the table tennis superpowers kept their status.
Team Asia will enter the final as favourite.
Meanwhile, the Oceania men’s’ team finished 7th in the teams’ event this afternoon.