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Baltimore, MD - November 25, 2012

Canada's #1 Eugene Zhen Wang continues his series of world class results with his Atlanta team at the North American Open Team Championships in Baltimore. 

The two top seeded teams - JOOLA Europe and Atlanta Table Tennis Academy - met in the finals of the traditional international team competition at the Baltimore Convention Center; the competition featured 643 player competing in 158 teams.

In the team finals, Atlanta led 1-0 when Wang was drawn against JOOLA Europe's #1 Chen Weixing, ranked 28 on the ITTF World Ranking list. In a see-saw battle, down 7-10 in the deciding 5th game of the match, Wang scored five points in a row to take the match and give his team an important 2-0 lead.

"This was a difficult match for me," said Wang after the match. "Chen is among the best players in the world, and his style of play is unusual, you never know what he is up to next."

JOOLA Europe's Liu Song defeated Atlanta's Kewei Li to get Atlanta back into the game. At 2-1, Atlanta's Jikang Liu - 2012 Quarter Finalist at the most difficult table tennis competition in the world, the Chinese Table Tennis Championships - bested Chen Weixing in a manner similar to Eugene Wang's; Liu won 3-2, 11-9 in the fifth.

This brings Eugene Wang's most successful year to a close - US Open Champions, North American Open Team Champion and Quarter Finalist at the ITTF World Tour Slovenian Open. 

Eugene Wang is now off for 6 weeks training in China and will return to international competition in February 2012.