3/30 Open Palo Alto Team 1 at SF CRS

San Francisco CRS lost to Palo Alto Team 1 1-4

  • Spencer Chase over Sean Lee 3:1 (-11,9,10,11)
  • Sally Quanying Su lost to Truong Tu 0:3 (-6,-3,-8)
  • Sally Quanying Su/Terry Tam lost to Truong Tu/Khoa Nguyen 0:3 (-6,-6,-7)
  • Spencer Chase lost to Khoa Nguyen 1:3 (-9,-5,7,-6)
  • Terry Tam lost to Sean Lee 2:3 (-5,10,-3,9,-7)

Happy Birthday to Stefan!


Happy 27th Birthday!

3/27 Open Division SF CRS at MSC - the Impossibles


(upper photo from left to right: Wayne Kuang, Terry Tam, Peter Chen, Nelson Yu, Joey Hu, Voltaire Benedicto, Henry Sit)

A surprise lineup from SF team. Peter Chen, Wayne Kuang, and Terry Tam came to MSC to play.

Voltaire played with Peter in the first match. Peter did not seem to be able to find his touch. He lost to Voltaire in 3 with only sparse resistance in the first two games. Most people have the impression that Peter doesn't need to warmup. However, after the match, Peter told me that he needed longer time to warmup. He did not in any way implied that it was why he lost. Voltaire's smart strategy was of course the main reason. Peter did warmup, after his match, in the adjacent table for about 30 minutes.

The second match was a battle. Joey and Wayne played a couple of times before and Wayne actually had the winning record. However, Joey decided to change that. He played really hard. He even stepped around to loop Wayne's underspin serve at least twice - something you don't see everyday.:-)

Nelson's trademark chicken-wing backhand gave his doubles opponents lots of trouble. With Joey's monstrous smash, they won the doubles and the tie for the Impossibles.

Although the last two matches were irrelevant to the tie, players were still in fighting spirits. Again, Nelson's chicken-wing backhand helped him defeated Peter. However, Peter obviously played better than his previous match. He blocked quite a few unbelievable shots from Nelson.

The fifth match was the most contested match. Terry played brilliantly and tried to avoid a clean sweep. However, Voltaire cruelly denied his effort by beating him 11:9 in the fifth.

So, that was it, right? No, players were so fascinated in Peter Chen's style. They lined up to challenge Peter for a friendly match. Henry Sit, Joey Hu, and even Peter's own teammate Terry Tam each played a match with Peter. It was at 9:30PM. By 10PM, Peter beat all 3 of them! If I remember correctly, all 3:0! That made Voltaire and Nelson a very satisfactory day.

San Francisco CRS lost to MSC - the Impossibles 0-5

  • Peter Chen lost to Voltaire Benedicto 0:3 (-8,-10,-5)
  • Wayny Kuang lost to Joey Hu 1:3 (13,-7,-4,-9)
  • Terry Tam/Wayne Kuang lost to Nelson Yu/Joey Hu 0:3 (-7,-11,-7)
  • Peter Chen lost to Nelson Yu 1:3 (-8,9,-9,-9)
  • Terry Tam lost to Voltaire Benedicto 2:3 (-7,15,-6,9,-9)

3/25 U1900 MSCTT Team A at Team Concord

MSCTT Team A over Team Concord 4-1

  • Qingmin Liu over Yau-Man Chan 3:0 (6,6,3)
  • Raymond Yip lost to Peter Chung 0:3 (-9,-17,-9)
  • Radu Licea/Qingmin Liu over Do Tran/Yau-Man Chan 3:0 (7,13,6)
  • Radu Licea over Peter Chung 3:0 (11,4,9)
  • Raymond Yip over Do Tran 3:1 (6,8,-9,9)

3/25 U1500 ICC TT Team 2 at Palo Alto Team 5

Palo Alto Team 5 over ICC TT Team 2 3-2

  • Steven Li lost to Asif Makhani 2:3 (-8,5,8,-5,-6)
  • Tri Mai over Deepak Jain 3:0 (9,9,4)
  • Vuong Mai/Tri Mai over Deepak Jain/Venkata Simhadri 3:0 (4,4,6)
  • Steven Li over Venkata Simhadri 3:1 (6,-11,7,8)
  • Vuong Mai lost to Asif Makhani 0:3 (-6,-7,-9)

3/25 Status Report

73 out of possible 112 team ties have been played since 1/16/2007. Only 3 teams are still undefeated, Palo Alto Team 1, Lincoln Square TT, and MSC - the Incredibles.

  • Open Division: seems that it is up for graps by Palo Alto Team 1 and Lincoln Square TT, both undeated. The rest of the teams will fight for the third place.
  • U2200: after winning their 7's tie on March 24, MSC - the Incredibles is the first team to clinch the playoff.
  • U1900: the most fighted group. Three teams are still in contention. MSCTT Team A, iGoLogic Innovation, and ICC Team 3 all have their chance but ICC Team 3 is coming strong.
  • U1500: San Francisco Chinatown TTC only lost one tie and looks very strong.
The complete results and standings are at http://www.milpitas-tabletennis.com/USATT_League/.

3/24 U2200 MSC - the Incredibles at Cupertino Y Primo

(left to right: Mark Kent, David Chu, Wei Chen, Henry Sit, Nelson Yu, Voltaire Benedicto)

Cupertino Y - Primo lost to MSC - the Incredibles 0-5

  • Wei Chen lost to Nelson Yu 0:3 (-6,-6,-6)
  • Mark Kent lost to Voltaire 1:3 (-5,10,-8,-11)
  • Mark Kent/David Chu lost to Nelson Yu/Henry Sit 2:3 (-3,11,8,-7,-9)
  • Wei Chen lost to Henry Sit 1:3 (-11,-6,9,-5)
  • David Chu lost to Voltaire 1:3 (-10,-6,9,-3)

3/24 U1900 iGoLogic Innovation at Cupertino Y Exige

(left to right: Wen Huang, Winston Chen, Barry Or, Gary Fang, Homa Wong, Chew Wong, George Zhao, XiaoHan Huang)

Cupertion Y-Exige lost to iGoLogic Innovation 1-4

  • XiaoHan Huang lost to Wen Huang 1:3 (5,6,-13,7)
  • George Zhao lost to Gary Fang 1:3 (-9,6,4,9)
  • George Zhao/Home Wong beat Wen Huang/Winston Chen 3:1 (-7,8,6,10)
  • XiaoHan Huang lost to Winston Chen 1:3 (5,-10,5,10)
  • Home Wong lost to Gary Fang 0:3 (3,13,13)

3/24 U1500 CNetwork at SF Chinatown TTC

(left to right: Eric Liu, Kakit Lee, Kip Leung, Jerome Poon, Ron Wallace, Esther Chan)

San Francisco Chinatown TTC over CNetwork 4-1

  • Kip Leung over Esther Chan 3:1 (8,11,-7,12)
  • Kakit Lee over Ron Wallace 3:0 (8,8,9)
  • Kip Leung/Eric Liu lost to Esther Chan/Jerone Poon 1:3 (-9,-2,9,-7)
  • Kakit Lee over Jerone Poon 3:0 (2,9,6)
  • Eric Liu over Ron Wallace 3:2 (9,-11,-5,9,9)

3/20 Open Division Palo Alto Team 2 at MSC - the Impossibles


(left to right: Kyna Fong, Lily Zhang, Atha Fong, Nelson Yu, Henry Sit, Voltaire Benedicto, Michael Sung)

MSC - the Impossibles over Palo Alto Team 2 4-1

  • Nelson Yu over Lily Zhang 3:2 (-8,7,4,-8,10)
  • Voltaire Benedicto over Kyna Fong 3:1 (4,7,-8,5)
  • Michael Sung/Nelson Yu lost to Kyna Fong/Atha Fong 2:3 (-14,8,8,-8,-8)
  • Voltaire Benedicto over Atha Fong 3:1 (-9,11,7,5)
  • Michael Sung over Lily Zhang 3:1 (6,-6,5,5)

3/20 U1900 ICC Team 3 at MSCTT Team A

(left to right: Ankur Patel, Nash Darukhanawal, Praful bhaidasna, Brian Kim, Qingmin Liu, Danny Hui, Gary Barretto, Barry Or)
MSCTT Team A over ICC Team 3 3-2

  • Brian Kim over Praful Bhaidasna 3:0 (4,8,10)
  • Qingmin Liu over Ankur Patel 3:1 (12,5,-11,7)
  • Qingmin Liu/Danny Hui lost to Praful Bhaidasna/Nash Darukhanawal 2:3 (-4,-6,2,4,-8)
  • Brian Kim over Nash Darukhanawal 3:0 (7,7,6)
  • Danny Hui lost to Ankur Patel 2:3 (6,-12,-14,9,-8)

3/19 U1500 Cupertino Y Defenders at ICC Team 2

(left to right: Bin Wan, Albert Mak, Mario D'Ortenzio, Deepak Jain, Venkata Tangirala, Venkata Simhadri)
Cupertino Y Defenders over ICC Team 2 3-2

  • Albert Mak lost to Deepak Jain 1:3 (-8,7,-10,-5)
  • Mario D'Ortenzio lost to Venkata Tangirala 1:3 (-2,-4,10,-6)
  • Mario D'Ortenzio/Bin Wan over Venkata Tangirala/Venkata Simhadri 3:2 (-6,6,-8,7,13)
  • Albert Mak over Venkata Simhadri 3:0 (3,5,4)
  • Bin Wan over Deepak Jain 3:0 (4,4,6)

3/18 U1900 Cupertino Y Exige at Palo Alto Team 4


(upper photo from left to right: Natalie Sun, Steve Reiling, Brian Chen, Vivek Ramakrishnan, Stefan Feth, George Zhao, Homa Wong, Xiaohan Huang)

Palo Alto Team 4 lost to Cupertino Y Exige 1-4

  • Vivek Ramakrishnan over Homa Wong 3:2 (-4, 7, 12, -6, 14)
  • Steve Reiling lost to Xiaohan Huang 1:3 (-10, 9, 6, 12)
  • Vivek Ramakrishnan/ Brian Chen lost to Homa Wong/George Zhao 0:3 (12, 10, 8)
  • Steven Reiling lost to George Zhao 0:3 (7, 8, 6)
  • Brian Chen lost to Xiaohan Huang 0:3 ( 8, 6, 8)

3/18 U1900 iGoLogic Innovation at Team Concord

(left to right: Dan Bruno, Do Tran, Ed Baxter, Peter Tsang, Barry Or, Michael Liu)

Team Concord lost to iGoLogic Innovation 1-4

  • Do Tran lost to Michael Liu 1:3 (-4,9,-6,-11)
  • Ed Baxter lost to Peter Tsang 0:3 (-8,-7,-3)
  • Ed Baxter/Dan Bruno lost to Michael Liu/Barry Or 0:3 (-7,-2,-9)
  • Do Tran lost to Barry Or 0:3 (-6,-3,-4)
  • Dan Bruno beat Peter Tsang 3:2 (7,-7,-9,9,8)

3/17 U1500 Palo Alto Team 5 at San Francisco Chinatown TTC

(left to right: Yufeng Li, Steven Li, Vuong Mai, Kakit Lee, Kit Leung, Jerry Li, Lewis Wei)

Palo Alto Team 5 lost to San Francisco Chinatown TTC 1-4

  • Vuong Mai lost to Kip Leung 0:3 (-7,-11,-5)
  • Steven Li lost to Kakit Lee 1:3 (5,-4,-3,-3)
  • Vuong Mai/Simon Sheynkman over Kip Leung/Jerry Li 3:2 (-7,-8,7,10,10)
  • Steven Li lost to Jerry Li 1:3 (9,-4,-11,-9)
  • Simon Sheynkinan lost to Kakit Lee 0:3 (-8,-1,-7)

3/17 Open MSC - the Impossibles at Palo Alto Team 1

(left to right: Sean Lee, Sara Fu, Joey Hu, Guo Xi, Michael Sung, Bruce Liu)

MSC - the Impossibles lost to Palo Alto Team 1 0-5

  • Michael Sung lost to Guo Xi 0:3 (-7,-3,-10)
  • Joey Hu lost to Sara Fu 0:3 (-7,-6,-9)
  • Bruce Liu/Michael Sung lost to Sean Lee/Sara Fu 0:3 (-11,-14,-9)
  • Joey Hu lost to Sean Lee 0:3 (-4,-11,-6)
  • Bruce Liu lost to Guo Xi 0:3 (-6,-6,-9)

3/17 U1500 Cupertino Y - Defenders at CNetwork

(left to right: You-Chien Koe, Angie Tao, Mario D'Ortenzio, Jerome Poon, Esther Chan, Moses Wang)

Cupertino Y - Defenders over CNetwork 3-2

  • You-Chien Koe lost to Esther Chan 0:3 (-6,-5,-5)
  • Angie Tao lost to Jerome Poon 2:3 (7,-10,-6,10,-9)
  • Mario D'Ortenzio/You-Chien Koe over Moses Wang/Esther Chan 3:0 (9,10,6)
  • Angie Tao over Moses Wang 3:1 (5,-6,5,8)
  • Mario D'Ortenzio over Jerome Poon 3:2 (6,-6,-9,7,4)

3/13 U1900 Classic Hardbats at iGoLogic Innovation

(left to right: Peter Tsang, Winston Chen, Gary Fang, Barry Or, John Lam, David Su, Robert Palgon)

iGoLogic Innovation over Classic Hardbats 3-2

  • Gary Fang over John Lam 3:0 (10,7,4)
  • Winston Chen lost to David Su 2:3 (2,-10,-6,8,-10)
  • Winston Chen/Peter Tsang over David Su/Bob Palgon 3:1 (9,8,-6,6)
  • Gary Fang over Bob Palgon 3:0 (4,6,7)
  • Peter Tsang lost to John Lam 0:3 (7,-3,-7)

3/12 U1900 MSCTT Team A at Classic Hardbats

Classic Hardbats over MSC Team A 4-1

  • John Lam over Radu Licea 3:2 (-8,8,7,-8,3)
  • David Su lost to Hyung Min Kim 1:3 (9,-7,-3,-8)
  • David Su/Al Papp over Radu Licea/Gary Barretto 3:1 (4,-6,8,3)
  • John Lam over Gary Barretto 3:0 (8,7,7)
  • Al Papp over Hyung Min Kim 3:1 (11,-10,9,6)

3/11 Open Palo Alto Team 2 at Palo Alto Team 1



(left to right: Truong Tu, Sean Lee, Sara Fu, Ariel Hsing, Lily Zhang, Wim Coekaerts)

Palo Alto Team 2 lost to Palo Alto Team 1 0-5

  • Ariel Hsing lost to Sean Lee 0:3 (-3,-12,-6)
  • Wim Coekaerts lost to Truong Tu 0:3 (-4,-5,-8)
  • Ariel Hsing/Lily Zhang lost to Sean Lee/Sara Fu 0:3 (-1,-6,-10)
  • Wim Coekaerts lost to Sara Fu 0:3 (-4,-7,-5)
  • Lily Zhang lost to Truong Tu 1:3 (7,-3,-9,-5)

3/11 U1900 Cupertino Y - Exige at Team Concord


(left to right: Danny Bruno, Yau-Man Chan - aka the Survior, Ed Baxter, George Zhao, Chew Wong, Homa Wong)

Cupertino Y - Exige over Team Concord 5:0

  • Chew Wong over Dan Bruno 3:0 (3, 7, 5)
  • George Zhao over Ed Baxter 3:0 (6, 8, 1)
  • Chew Wong/Homa Wong over Ed Baxter/Yau-Man Chan 3:0 ( 11, 9, 9)
  • Homa Wong over Dan Bruno 3:1 (6, 9, -9, 7)
  • George Zhao over Yau-man Chan 3:0 (6, 7, 7)

3/10 U2200 Palo Alto Team 3 at MSC - the Incredibles

(left to right: Henry Kwong, Christian Morsing, Ariel Hsing, Joey Hu, Ming Zhang, Michael Sung)

The Incredibles won! However, not without some scary moments. Joey was stunned by Ariel in the first two games losing 8 and 4. He did not panic. Recoup himself to get the next two games. In the 5th and deciding game, Joey saved a couple of match points to tie the game 10 all. He even got a match point himself. however, Ariel held off the great effort by Joey and won the game 13:11! Good hustle from Joey, nevertheless. An advice to all league players. Be scared, be very scared when play with Ariel!

Ming had a little trouble in the first game in his match against Christian Morsing but won the following 3 games to even the tie at 1-1.

Ming and Michael played Ariel/Henry in the doubles match. Had a little bit of turbulence but won 3:1 anyway. 2-1, Incredibles.

Just when everyone thought it was over, well, everyone but Henry Kwong, Henry pulled the biggest upset of the day beating Joey 3:0. Yeah, 3:0, you read it right. Someone in the audience rationalized that Joey just wanted to make the 5th match meaningful for Michael.:-) Henry Kwong did play brilliantly though.

Could Michael handle the pressure? It appeared that he would run over Christian early in the first game. However, Christian, famous in his fighting spirit, did not give up. He fought back to deuce the game but still lost 10:12. Michael had to go home by 5:30PM. So, he played like a mad man and the score showed - only allowed Christian score 7 points in the 2nd and 3rd games.

The Incredibles are 6-0 now. Unless they lost the final two ties AND the Cupertino Primo won the rest of their ties, then the Incredibles and Primo will have a tie. Otherwise, the Incredibles have clinched the playoff. Congratulations!

It was nice that although only 3 players played the tie. All team members showed up to support it. (except Wilson who just had a new born) What a team!

MSC - the Incredibles over Palo Alto Team 3 3-2

  • Joey Hu lost to Ariel Hsing 2:3 (-8,-4,9,6,-11)
  • Ming Zhang over Christian Morsing 3:1 (-9,6,10,4)
  • Michael Sung/Ming Zhang over Henry Kwong/Ariel Hsing 3:1 (7,8,-8,6)
  • Joey Hu lost to Henry Kwong 0:3 (-5,-9,-9)
  • Michael Sung over Christian Morsing 3:0 (10,3,4)

3/10 U1900 Team Concord at iGoLogic Innovation

(Peter Chung, Dan Bruno, Do Tran, Barry Or, Wen Huang, Michael Liu)

Team Concord lost to iGoLogic Innovation 0-5

  • Dan Bruno lost to Wen Huang 0:3 (-6,-7,-6)
  • Do Tran lost to Barry Or 0:3 (-6,-2,-4)
  • Do Tran/Peter Chung lost to Barry Or/Michael Liu 0:3 (-4,-8,-5)
  • Dan Bruno lost to Michael Liu 0:3 (-5,-7,-8)
  • Peter Chung lost to Wen Huang 1:3 (-9,-8,3,-7)

3/10 U1900 Cupertino Y - Exige at MSCTT Team A

(left to right: Danny Hui, Raymond Yip, Qingmin Liu, Chew Wong, Xiao Han Huang, Homa Wong)

Cupertino Y - Exige lost to MSCTT Team A 2-3

  • Xiao Han Huang over Raymond Yip 3:1 (-8,10,8,9)
  • Homa Wong lost to Qingmin Liu 0:3 (-3,-9,-5)
  • Homa Wong/Chew Wong lost to Qingmin Liu/Danny Hui 0:3 (-7,-7,3)
  • Xiao Han Huang over Danny Hui 3:2 (-6,10,-7,9,10)
  • Chew Wong lost to Raymond Yip 2:3 (-6,-1,10,11,-8)

3/10 U1500 Cuertino Y - Denfenders at Palo Alto Team 5

(left to right: Valentin Gefter, Vuong Mai, Steven Li, Mario D'Ortenzio, Bin Wan, You-Chien Koe)

Cupertino Y - Defenders over Palo Alto Team 5 3-2

  • Bin Wan lost the Steven Li 2:3 (4,-9,6,-7,-7)
  • You-Chien Koe over Valentin Gefter 3:2 (-8,6,-8,15,10)
  • You-Chien Koe/Mario D'Ortenzio over Valentin Gefter/Vuong Mai 3:0 (7,5,5)
  • Bin Wan over Buong Mai 3:1 (8,-8,7,6)
  • Mario D'Ortenzio lost to Steven Li 1:3 (-6,-7,4,-8)

3/6 U1900 Palo Alto Team 4 at ICC Team 3

ICC Team 3 over Palo Alto Team 4 4-1

  • Praful Bhaidasna over Steven Li 3:0 (0,2,12)
  • Ankur Patel over Natalie Sun 3:0 (5,10,9)
  • Ankur Patel/Nash Darukhanawalover Lily Zhang/Natalie Sun 3:2 (-6,8,-8,11,8)
  • Praful Bhaidasna lost to Lily 2:3 (9,7,-7,-4,-8)
  • Nash Darukhanawalover over Steven Li 3:0 (5,6,9)

3/6 U1500 ICC Team 2 at CNetwork



(left to right: Sam Kim, Venkata Simhadri, Ron Wallace, Venkata Tangirala, Jerome Poon, Deepak Jain, Khoa Ho)

CNetwork over ICC Team 2 3-2

  • Ron Wallace lost to Deepak Jain 2:3 (-5,-6,10,9,-3)
  • Khoa Ho lost to Venkata Tangirala 1:3 (-5,10,-6,-10)
  • Sam Kim/Ron Wallace over Venkata Simhadri/Deepak Jain 3:1 (-7,7,7,7)
  • Khoa Ho over Venkata Simhadri 3:0 (7,6,7)
  • Sam Kim over Venkata Tangirala 3:2 (-11,5,9,-9,8)

3/4 U1900 Team Concord at Palo Alto Team 4

Palo Alto Team 4 over Team Concord 4-1

  • Lily Zhang over Peter Chung 3:0 (4,9,3)
  • Vivek Ramakrishnan lost to Dan Bruno 1:3 (-9,-5,12,-13)
  • Lily Zhang/Natalie Sun over Peter Chung/Do Tran 3:0 (6,7,10)
  • Vivek over Do 3:2 (6,-8,-4,8,8)
  • Natalie over Dan 3:2 (6,7,-9,-9,8)

3/3 U1500 SF Chinatown TTC at Palo Alto Team 5

San Francisco Chinatown TTC over Palo Alto Team 5 4-1

  • Kip Leung over Steven Li 3:1 (12, 6,-8,2)
  • Kakit Lee over Simon Sheynkman 3:2 (9,-10,-6,7,8)
  • Eric Liu/Kip Leung over Simon Sheynkman/Valentin Gefter 3:0 (7,9,9)
  • Kakit Lee over Valentin Gefter 3:0 (7,7,10)
  • Eric Liu lost to Steven Li 2:3 (3,-8,8,-5,-2)

A Milestone Reached

The first ever USATT Team League tie was played on January 16, 2007. As of March 3, 2007, 50 ties have been played. That's more than one tie per day! Congratulations to all participants.

The first team tie was played by two Milpitas Sports Center teams, iGoLogic Inspiration and MSC - the Incredibles.

The 50th team tie was played Palo Alto Team 4 and Cupertino Y - Exige.

As of March 3, 2007:

  • Open Division: Palo Alto Team 1 and Lincoln Square TT are still undefeated
  • U2200 Division: MSC - the Incredibles has a commanding lead of 5-0. Every other team has at least two losses.
  • U1900 Division: This is the most challenging division. No team went undefeated. Currently, MSCTT Team A leads the division with a record of 5 wins and 1 loss.
  • U1500 Division: Also highly contested, no team was undefeated. CNetwork, a Milpitas Sports Center team, leads the division with 4 wins and 1 loss.
The full results and standings are at
http://www.milpitas-tabletennis.com/USATT_League/.

3/3 U1900 Palo Alto Team 4 at Cupertino Y - Exige

(left to right: Lily Zhang, Natalie Sun, Steve Reiling, Homa Wong, Chew Wong, George Zhao, Xiaohan Huang)

Cupertino Y - Exige over Palo Alto Team 4 4-1

  • George Zhao lost to Lily Zhang 1:3 ( 2, -5, 8, 10)
  • Chew Wong over Steve Reiling 3:0 (7, 9, 7)
  • Chew Wong/Homa Wong over Lily Zhang/Natalie Sun 3:2 (-9, 2, -9, 11, 8)
  • George Zhao over Natalie Sun 3:1 (-3, 5, 4, 9)
  • Homa Wong over Steve Reiling 3:2 ( 7, 5, -10, -9, 8)

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