Seeded 13th out of 16 participants, Edward Ly of Lasalle, QC, has reached the semi-finals at the Pan American Cup being held in Corpus Christi, Texas, 19-21 January 2024.

Due to his low seeding (Ranking), Edward was drawn against the No.2 seed. He surprised everyone by beating Andy Periera (Cuba) 4-0 (5,4,9,4), followed by a stunning win against Vitor Ishiy (Brazil) with the identical games score of 4-0 (11,10,3,9). So far, Edward has not lost a game

On the Women’s side, Mo Zhang (seeded 5th) advanced to the quarter finals and will meet the No. 1 seed Adriana Diaz.

Ivy Liao, seeded 16th (last) also caused a surprise in the round of 16 by defeating the much higher ranked Melanie Diaz 4-1 (-7,4,5,8,9). Ivy will now play against Lily Zhang (USA) in the quarter finals.

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