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Ariel Hsing Lost Her Crown At The 2012 Us Nationals (Videos)

Ariel Hsing lost her crown at the 2012 US Nationals (VIDEOS)
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Ariel Hsing failed in her attempt of winning her third title in a row at the US Nationals held from 18th to 22th December in Las Vegas. She was defeated by her team mate Lily Zhang in a full distance match. Hsing wasn't left empty-handed because she and Timothy Wang won the mixed doubles. Wang also captured the men's singles title after defeating Jeff Lin Huang in the final, and the doubles title with Han Xiao.

Ariel Hsing couldn't repeat success of the two previous years at the US Nationals and fell against Lily Zhang in a close final  match. Zhang gave no chance to Hsing at the beginning and won the first two games. Then Hsing fought back and managed to get the third game. Zhang came back into the game and took the fourth game. But Hsing didn't surrender and managed to level at 3:3. Hsing kept a one and two points advantage during the deciding game but Zhang prevailed in the last rallies and clinched her first ever US National singles's title. In the two previous years Zhang was defeated by Hsing in the final. 

Lily Zhang vs Ariel Hsing Video kindly shraed by gfrontosa

Ariel Hsing vs Judy Hugh - semifinals

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Lily Zhang vs Erica Wu - semifinals

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In the men's singles Timothy Wang won the title after beating Jeff Lin Huang in five games. Wang got another gold medal as he and Han Xioao overcame Adam Hugh and Stefan John Manousoff by 3:1 in the final. Wang and Hsing defended their mixed doubles title after emerging successfully over 2010 champions Adam Hugh and Judy Hugh. 

Timothy Wang vs Jeff Lin Huang

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Timothy Wang/Han Xiao vs Adam Hugh/Stefan John Manousoff

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In the women's doubles Erica Wu and Jun Gao won the title for second time in a row after overcoming Jasna Rather and Lily Zhang. Ariel Hsing defended her title in the U21 event as she stood victorious over Prachi Jha by 3:0, while Yahao Zhang defeated Timothy Wang by 3:1 in the boys's U21 final.   

Erica Wu/Jun Gao vs Lily Zhang/Jasna Rather

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Photo and info. source: North America- ICC Table Tennis's Facebook page - teamusa.org/USA-Table-Tennis.aspx

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