Semples scores table tennis upset yxB

June 24, 1991

Baltimore's George Semples, a former Maryland state champion, scored an upset to win the senior veterans (over 70) division of the U.S. Table Tennis Championships in Midland, Mich., yesterday.

Semples defeated Lazlo Bellak, former U.S. Open champion in 1937-38, by scores of 21-18, 21-14.

Coran Primorac of Yugoslavia, the world's sixth-ranked player, won the men's open division, topping Korea's Yoo Nam Kyu in five sets. The Chinese No. 1 team beat the Chinese No. 2 team for team honors.

More than 20 countries participated in the tournament.

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