Two Puerto Rican tennis players under 12 years old make history in the United States

Puerto Rican table tennis’s moment of triumph is not confined to major yard paddles like Adriana Díaz and Brian Afanador. From the grassroots, including from children and youth, its supporters continue to make noise about their successes.

This time Valentina Davila and Stephen Moreno are the heroes of the positive note by ranking them first in the category of hopes (Sub-12) in the ranking of American Table Tennis Association (USATTA)And the I mentioned the head Puerto Rico Table Tennis Federation (FPTM)Evan Santos.

Sixth grade students Community School Specialized in Sports for Aalberg Olympico de Salinas (ECEDAO)And the They made history with this feat because, according to Santos, they were the first Puerto Ricans to simultaneously climb to the top in the USATTA.

Dávila belongs to the Guaynabo Mets Club while Moreno plays at the Coamo Marathoners Club.

Their promotion was achieved with the results obtained at the SI Wasserman Table Tennis Championship in Ohio last weekend.

The federation leader also highlighted that last year they both became the youngest athletes to start studying at ECEDAO, starting in the sixth grade with just ten years.

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