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Zhang and Wang are the 2015 North American Champions - Tabletennista

Zhang and Wang are the 2015 North American Champions

United States swept the podium at the 2015 North American Championships. Lily Zhang and Timothy Wang emerged as champion in the singles event. Zhang fought back to beat Canada's Mo Zhang in the final, while Timothy Wang defeated Canada's Pierre-Luc Theriault in the men singles. United States won the team events. 

ITTF. United States dominated the 2015 North American Championships held at home from 5 to 7 September. Lily Zhang and Timohty Wang were crowned champions in Westchester. 

Lily Zhang overcame Canada's Mo Zhang in the final. She was losing 8-11, 5-11, 7-11, but managed to turn the match round. Then Zhang secured her victory by 10-12, 11-5, 11-4 and 11-8. In semifinals the American player beat her teammate Crystal Wang by 11-5, 11-6, 8-11, 11-2, 7-11 and 11-7. To reach the final, the Canadian player defeated USA's Jha Prachi by 8-11, 11-6, 9-11, 11-8, 11-5 and 11-7. 

In the men's event Timothy Wang clinched the title after beating Canada's Luc-Pierre Theriault by 11-7, 12-10, 3-11, 11-9 and 11-6. In semifinals Wang stood victorious over his teammate Jack Wang by 11-8, 11-8, 14-12 and 11-3. The Canadian player eliminated USA's Kanak Jha by 11-3, 9-11, 11-2, 7-11, 12-10 and 11-5 in the second semifinals. 

Jimmy Buttler, 2015 North American Cup's winner, suffered defeat at hands of Jack Wang in a nail-biting match. He fell by 12-14, 13-11, 6-11, 9-11, 15-13, 11-9 and 12-10. 

In the team events United States also emerged successfully. In the women's event USA beat Canada by 3-1. In the men's final the American team posted a 3-2 victory over Canada.  United States claimed the title in the junior boys and girls team as well. In the cadet event Crystal Wang and Jack Wang clinched the titles

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