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At the 2014 TMS College Table Tennis Championships (April 4-6 in Monroeville, PA), PUTTC won the titles in the women's team and women's singles events!
Full results are posted here.
Daily Princetonian article:
Hsing, Women Win Nationals
(See a scan of the print version here.)
(starting at 01:00: interview with Ariel, followed by semifinal with Shirley / starting at 2:32:00: final with Ariel)
Club schedule for spring 2014:Wednesday
Sunday9 PM - 12 midnight
8 PM - 12 midnight*
4 PM - 7 PM*
(*Friday and Sunday practices are occasionally delayed or cancelled due to other events.)
All club practices take place on court 4 on the main floor of Dillon Gym (the court farthest from the entrance).
Bring your PU ID for access to the gym. Players of all levels are welcome! Click the "About Us" tab for further info.
At the NCTTA Northeast Regional Championships (Boston University, March 1), Princeton finished 1st in women's teams and 4th in coed teams. Ariel Hsing '17 won women's singles, beating Shirley Fu '17 in the final. Both Princeton teams and all seven individual players qualified for the National Championships, to be held April 4-6 in Monroeville, PA.
- At the 2014 Canada Series Finals - National Team Challenge in Mississauga, ON (Feb 15-16), Shirley Fu '17 took second place in women's singles. In the final round robin, Shirley beat Canadian #2 Anqi Luo and Michelle Liaw (both in straight games) and lost 1-3 to world #150 Zhang Mo.
- The second NCTTA competition of the season was held on February 9 at the Lily Yip Table Tennis Center in Dunellen. Princeton once again beat all other schools to win the New Jersey division and qualify for Regionals with both the coed and women's teams. Playing for Princeton this time were Shirley Fu '17, Ariel Hsing '17, Robin Li '17, Kevin Ma '14, Gabe Reder '14, Namkyu Oh '16, Peter Xing '16 and Justin Do '17. Regionals will take place on March 1 at Boston University.
At the 2013 US National Championships in Las Vegas, NV (Dec 17-21), Ariel Hsing '17 won three titles:
- women's singles (for the third time after 2010 and 2011)
- women's doubles (with Judy Hugh, for the first time)
- mixed doubles (with Timothy Wang, for the third consecutive time).
Click here for full video of the women's singles final (with expert commentary).
Adam Hugh '10 reached the final in men's doubles and mixed doubles as well as the quarterfinals in men's singles.
At the 2013 ITTF World Junior Table Tennis Championships in Rabat, Morocco (Dec 1-8), Ariel Hsing '17 reached the quarterfinals in the girls' team and girls' doubles events, the round of 16 in girls' singles, and the round of 32 in mixed doubles.
Video of some of Ariel's matches is available here:
- girls' doubles quarterfinals (with Tina Lin vs Gu Yuting / Liu Xi, China)
- girls' doubles round of 32 (with Tina Lin vs Marina Berho / Marie Migot, France)
- singles round of 32 (vs Marie Migot, France)
- singles round of 64 (vs Bruna Alexandre, Brazil)
- mixed doubles round of 64 (with Kunal Chodri vs Karina Hayama / Isaac Zauli, Brazil)
- girls' team quarterfinals USA vs Romania: 1) vs Irina Ciobanu; 2) vs Bernadette Szocs
- girls' team stage 2, USA vs Puerto Rico: vs Melanie Diaz
The first NCTTA competition of the season (New Jersey division) was held on Nov 24 at the Lily Yip Table Tennis Center in Dunellen. Princeton beat all other schools (Rutgers, NJIT, Rider, Stockton) and finished first both in the coed team and the women's team event. Playing for Princeton were Ariel Hsing '17, Shirley Fu '17, Marisa Chow '17, Robin Li '17, Kevin Ma '14, Gabe Reder '14 and Tat Loon Chng GS.
In singles competition, Gabe, Kevin, Ariel and Shirley secured automatic qualifying spots for Regionals. Full results are available here.
The second New Jersey divisional meet will take place in February.
At the 2013 ITTF Women's World Cup in Kobe, Japan (September 21-23), Ariel Hsing '17 finished in 13th place and won $2500 in prize money. After beating world #166 Li Chunli (New Zealand) 4-1, she lost to world #26 and former European champion Liu Jia (Austria) 2-4. Ariel was the youngest of the 20 players who had qualified for the World Cup.
Highlights of Ariel's first match can be seen here (YouTube). The full video of her second match is here. Video of all the matches is available on http://ittf.com/itTV. The event was won by world #1 Liu Shiwen of China.
At the 2013 ITTF North American Championships in Vancouver, BC (August 25-27), Ariel Hsing '17 won the title in junior girls' singles, junior girls' team and -- for the first time in her career -- women's singles! In the women's final, Ariel beat the reigning Pan American and Commonwealth Champion Mo Zhang of Canada 4 games to 0.
Video of the finals is available here (junior girls' singles starting at 0:18:00, women's singles at 1:09:30).
- At the 2013 Canadian Championships in Halifax, NS (July 8-14), Shirley Fu '17 won five events: women's doubles; women's team; junior 18 girls' singles, doubles and team. Shirley was also a semifinalist in women's singles and a finalist in youth 21 women's singles.
- At the 2013 US Open in Las Vegas, NV (July 2-6), Ariel Hsing '17 achieved second place in women's doubles, mixed doubles, and U-21 women's singles (ITTF world tour event). In women's singles, Ariel lost in the round of 16 to the eventual champion Megumi Abe of Japan. Click here to watch highlights of the U-21 final.
PUTTC is thrilled to welcome Ariel Hsing (San Jose, California) as a member of the Class of 2017. Ariel is the 2010 and 2011 US champion in women's singles and a 2012 Olympian. She is currently ranked #7 in the world in U-18 (girls 18 and under).
PUTTC is delighted to welcome Shirley Fu (Burnaby, British Columbia) as a member of the Class of 2017. Shirley is the 2011 and 2012 Canadian champion in women's singles and a member of the Canadian national team. She will represent Princeton in NCTTA competition.
- As of September 1st, 2008, "speed gluing" is no longer allowed. Only VOC-free, water-based glue may be used to affix the rubber to the blade. "Boosters" and "tuners" have also been banned.
- PUTTC regrets to inform all of our community members that effective September 11, 2006, Dillon Gym will no longer allow USATT members to enter the building at no charge. All community members will hence either have to purchase a yearly facility pass or pay a $10 guest fee at the front desk in order to use the gym facilities. Please refer to the Campus Recreation webpage for more information.
- Click here for our archive of club news from previous seasons.