North American Hopes Qualification Participants. Photo By Matt Hetherington
The ITTF North American Hopes Qualification Event took place on 29 and 30 April.The winner in each category, one girl and one boy, will move forward to the ITTF World Hopes Week & Challenge..
The Qualification for the Boy’s Singles event was based in 5 groups, each of 5 players. From each group the top 2 players qualified to the championship round.
For the Girl’s Singles the Qualification was composed of 3 groups, each of 5 players and 1 group of 4 players. From each group the top 2 players qualified to the championship round.
Day 1 Round Robin Qualification Draws. Photo by USA Table Tennis
For boys and girls 10 and 8 qualified players, respectively, were then split into 2 groups. From each round robin the top player of the group will advance to the final.
The ITTF North American Hopes Qualification Girls Singles Final between Swathi Giri (USA) and Faith Hu (USA). Photo by USA Table Tennis
In the finals, Jayden Zhou overcame Ved Sheth in the boys events while in the girls event, Swathi Giri defeated Faith Hu.
Congratulations to the 2017 ITTF North American Hopes Qualifiers Jayden Zhou and Swathi Giri and the singles silver medalists Ved Sheth and Faith Hu.
Highlight videos of the Boy’s and Girl’s finals below, courtesy of USA Table Tennis
2017 ITTF North American Hopes Qualification Boys Final – Jayden Zhou (USA) vs. Ved Sheth (USA)
2017 ITTF North American Hopes Qualification Girls Final – Swathi Giri (USA) vs. Faith Hu (USA)
Full USA Table Tennis Report can be seen here: USA Table Tennis Hopes report