PESHAWAR-Pakistan Wapda defeated Pakistan Army in the women’s team event final 3-0 while young Khyber Pakhtunkhwa team upset top seeded players from Pakistan Army in the men’s team event semifinals of the ongoing Youth Empowering All Pakistan National Master Cup Table Tennis Championship here at Lala Rafique Sports Arena on Sunday. 

Wapda team including Raheela Ashraf, Aisha Sharjeel and promising Perniya Khan recorded a one-sided 3-0 victory against Army team while young KP team recorded a thumping victory against seeded Army team 3-2 in the semifinals battle and qualified for the grand final. KP Table Tennis Association Patron-in-Chief Manzoor Qadir was the chief guest along with SVP Kifayat Ullah, Secretary M Usman, Tournament Director Syed Jaber and Youth Ambassador Absar Ali. 

In the first match of women’s team event, Wapda’s Raheela defeated Nosheen Wasim 3-0, 11-9, 11-9 and 11-3, Wapda’s Ayesha outclassed Sana Muzaffar of Army 3-1, 7-11, 11-8, 11-6 and 11-6 in the second match while in the third match, Wapda’ sensational Perniya defeated Hur Fawad of Army 3-2, with a score of 11-4, 11-6, 8-11, 8-11, 11-4. 

In the men’s team event semifinal, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa upset Army 3-2 to qualify for the final. In the first match, Army’s Obaid Shah defeated KP’s Ummam Khawaja 3-1, in the second match, Army’s M Hamza defeated KP’s Haseeb 3-0 but after that, KP’s Shayan defeated Faizan of Army 3-2, KP’s Ummam Khawaja defeated M Hamza 3-2 to draw the score at 2-all. In the fifth and decisive match, KP’s Haseeb defeated Army’s Obaid Shah 3-2 to help their side book berth in the final. In the second semifinal, Wapda defeated KP (B) 3-1 to reach the final, where they will face KP team.