Ackerman, who is ranked fourth nationally in the 8-to-11 age bracket, did not play in the match that fell on the evening of Dec. 21, a Friday night. She told the Post that the unfortunate scheduling was “disappointing” after she trained six months for the tournament.
Some 800 players participated in the five-day event in Las Vegas. Ackerman said she does not blame event organizers for the scheduling conflict.
She told the newspaper that she hopes one day to represent the United States in table tennis at the Olympics.
Ackerman routinely beats players in their 20s and 30s, according to the Post.