(by Steve Hopkins)
Because the smoke settled in Ontario, California – it was the highest two seeds that superior to the Ultimate in each Males’s and Girls’s Singles. Within the Girls’s Singles Occasion, there was a small upset as Amy Wang topped Lily Zhang within the All-American Ultimate. Within the Males’s Singles Occasion, Ukraine’s Lei Kou defeated Californian Zhou Xin.
Within the Males’s occasion, the highest seed solely trailed one time within the match – down 1-2 to Daniel Gorak of their Quarterfinal. Even within the Gorak match, nevertheless, Lei rallied to win 4-2. He was pressed once more in his Semifinal match towards Ma Jinbao, however once more gained 4-2. Within the Ultimate, regardless of shut sport scores, Lei gained 4-0. For Zhou, he wanted all seven video games to battle previous Nikhil Kumar within the Quarterfinals, and was down early to Wei Wang earlier than preventing again within the Semifinals for a 4-2 win earlier than falling within the Ultimate.
Amy Wang continued her nice December with a US Open win. Earlier this month, she confronted Lily Zhang within the Ultimate of the WTT Feeder occasion in Fort Lauderdale and got here out on high. Yesterday, she repeated that efficiency on the US Open – scoring the small upset with a tough-fought 4-3 win over Lily.
Males’s Doubles went to Lei Kou and Ye Tian. Girls’s Doubles went to Lily Zhan and Rachel Sung. The Blended Doubles title went to Nikhil Kumar and Amy Wang. Puerto Rico’s Angel Naranjo claimed the U21 title and Puerto Rico’s Jabdiel Torres gained U19 Boys. Rachel Sung gained U21 Girls and Youruo Wu gained U19 Women.
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