Boyd's Crystal Wang, 12, became the youngest-ever player to reach the men's or women's singles final at the USA National Table Tennis Championships, held this month in Las Vegas, according to USA Table Tennis historian Tim Boggan. In the semifinals, she defeated top-seeded Zheng Jiaqi of California, 4-2. She lost the final, 4-1, to Lily Zhang, also of California, who also had won in 2012. Wang also won the under-22 women's singles title for the second year in a row. Last year, she was the youngest ever to win the event, at age 11; this year, she became the second youngest, at age 12. She also made the semifinals in three other events: women's doubles (with Diane Jiang of California), mixed doubles (with Han Xiao of Bowie), and junior girls' teams (also with Jiang). She also made both the U.S. junior (under 18) and cadet (under 15) national teams. Her new rating after the national championships makes her the highest-rated 12-and-under player in U.S. history, boys or girls, as well as the highest-ranked U.S. under-18 girl. Crystal trains at the Maryland Table Tennis Center in Gaithersburg.