LOCAL CHAMPION . . . Palo Alto High grad and Olympian Lily Zhang won her fifth women's singles title at the US National Table Tennis Championships in Las Vegas over the weekend — and then the earth shook. Moments after receiving her trophy, the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that hit California was felt at the Las Vegas Convention Center. That's the kind of impact Zhang has made in her sport. After waiting a year, she finally grabbed her fifth title. Zhang lost to Liu Juan in last year's championship match after winning in 2016 and 2017. This year, she downed 14-year-old left-hander Rachel Sung in five sets, 11-8, 11-7, 12-10, 9-11, 11-6.
CARDINAL CORNER . . . Stanford senior Kelsey Bing was named to the United States women's national field hockey team that will compete at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru beginning July 29 ...Stanford sophomore Tyler Abramson scored five goals, including the game-winner with 51 seconds remaining to play, as the United States men's college national water polo team beat Croatia, 12-11, in the quarterfinals of the World University Games on Wednesday in Naples, Italy. Cardinal junior Bennett Williams added three goals for the Americans. Abramson scored the tying goal on a power play midway through the fourth period as the U.S. rallied from two goals down. Williams scored earlier in the final quarter to make it 11-10. Croatia held a 10-8 lead early in the final period. The U.S. will meet Hungary in Saturday's semifinal match.
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