A team introduction: Yuan Wan

TTC 46 enters the new round of the women’s table tennis Bundesliga with a stronger team

The TTC 46 Weinheim has a lot planned for the upcoming season in the women’s division.
After being promoted to the elite class of German women’s table tennis before the last round and staying in the class by a narrow margin, those responsible would like to at least launch an attack on the midfield positions and make it to the playoff final of the best six.
Through a new sponsor, the Altindal Group, manager Christian Säger had the opportunity to strengthen the team with some new additions. The Brazilian Bruna Takahashi remains as the top player and the still young Sophia Klee as another valuable team member.
In addition, there are three top players with Bundesliga experience in Yuan Wan, Mateja Jeger and Giorgia Piccolin. Ready in the background are with Luisa Säger and Jennie Wolf still proven forces.

We will introduce the three newcomers in the coming weeks.

Yuan Wan was just in the headlines. At the German Championships in Saarbrücken at the end of June, she won two championship titles and a third place. In women’s doubles, she stood at the top of the podium with Chantal Mantz, and in mixed, the title together with Cedric Meissner was not to be taken away from her. In the singles, she lost in the semifinals to the European champion Ying Han.

The name Wan is well known in Weinheim. Yuan’s father Guohui Wan was active for the TTC 46 for four years from 2009 to 2012/13, when the first men’s team was promoted to the second Bundesliga. So now the daughter returns to this place of action.
Yuan Wan was born on 23.05.1997 in Eberswalde in Brandenburg and began her table tennis career at the age of 6 at VfL Tegel. Already at the age of 10 she moved to Baden to TV Busenbach, after three years there she went on to TB Wilferdingen. She went on to WRW Kleve in the 2nd Bundesliga and then in 2013 to TTG Bingen in the top league. In 2017, the club even managed to win the German championship with Yuan at position 3.
Next stop in 2020/21 was DJK Kolbermoor, where she had a record of 8:15 in the top pair last season.

Now she is moving to TTC 46, where she will again face the top class of German table tennis as position 2. With 2162 QTTR points, that’s quite a challenge. And since top player Bruna Takahashi has to play in WTT tournaments every now and then, which are not coordinated with the Bundesliga schedule, Yuan is also scheduled to play the top position a few times.
Yuan lives and trains in Düsseldorf. She lists music, cinema and golf as her hobbies.
Her biggest sporting successes before the German Championships, with now 2 times gold and 1 time bronze, were a second place in singles and the title in doubles at the 2012 Schoolgirls Championships. At the 2012 European Pupils Championships she was part of the German team and reached the final in doubles.
Two years later, she again reached the final at the German Pupils Championships in singles and won in doubles with Chantal Mantz. At the European Pupils Championships, she took silver with the team.
In 2016, she managed to win the doubles title at the German Championships, again with Chantal. At the first U-21 European Championships in February 2017, she won silver in singles after losing to Chantal in the final.
The gold coup at the 2019 ITTF Challenge Series in Nigeria in doubles was her biggest international success

Of course, she has already crossed paths with her new teammates. There were two losses to Bruna, Mateja is 2-1, Georgia is 1-3, and Sophia is also 2-3 in the books.
Like every year, ttc eastside berlin is the title favorite for her, and she estimates a place in the top 4 for her new team.

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