Ontario and Manitoba to Meet for Gold Medal in the Junior Males Table Tennis Team Event

In a shocker, Manitoba defeated the second seeded Quebec team 3-2 to advance to the gold medal final and will meet Ontario who beat British Columbia 3-1.

Tian-Terry Zhang was the star for Manitoba in their team match against favored Quebec.  Zhang defeated Quebec’s top player, Mathieu Theriault, 3-1 in the first match of the team event.  Quebec rebounded to tie the match 1-1 with Vincent Rousseau-Edmond’s 3-0 win over William Liu.  Manitoba went up 2-1 after winning a nail biter 13-11 in the 5th doubles match.  Quebec then leveled the match at two apiece when Theriault beat Alan Huang 3-0.  In the 5th and final match, Zhang secured the upset for Manitoba in dramatic fashion by defeating Michael Siemaszko 3-2.

Ontario got out to a quick 2-0 start against British Columbia as Yen-Chun Lu beat Adrian Lee 3-0 and Zexuan Wang defeated Jeremy Lau 3-0.  British Columbia did not go down without a fight and manage to defeat Ontario in doubles 3-2.  Ontario’s James Pintea closed out Ontario’s victory with a 3-0 win over Adrian Lee.

The top seed Ontario and 4th seeded Manitoba will now meet in the gold medal final for the junior male team event on Wednesday evening.

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