Zhang falls in first round of Olympic tournament


Photo provided by Lily Zhang.

Zhang poses in front of the table at the ExCeL stadium on Wednesday. She lost in the first round to Croatia's Cornelia Vaida.

Hilda Huang, Business Manager

Lily Zhang’s (’14) Olympic table tennis run ended quickly with a first round loss to Croatia’s Cornelia Vaida in the first round of the tournament. The youngest table tennis competitor in London, Zhang lost 4-0, with set scores of  11-6, 11-8, 11-7, 11-5.

Teammate Ariel Hsing won a quick and decisive victory over Mexico’s Yadira Silva in just over 30 minutes.  She won in four sets: 11-9, 11-8, 11-3, and 11-5.

Watch Hsing play against Silva on NBC Olympics at 7:15 a.m. PST here.