AL RAYYAN beat El Jaish 3-2 to win the Qatar League cadets’ crown at the Qatar Table Tennis Association Training Hall last week.
Rayyan’s Sultan Tariq Dawood turned out to be the hero when he beat Nasser Saoud Al Kuwari 9-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-5 in the decider after both teams had won two games each.
Sultan had lost the opening singles against Jaish’s Khaled Mohammed Nasser 7-11, 5-11, 8-11, but was confidence personified in the fifth game to help his side claim the title.
Rayyan bounced back when Khalifa Tariq Dawood beat Nasser Saoud Al Kuwari 11-8, 11-5, 11-6 in the second while Damindou Jayee made it 2-1 for Jaish with a 11-5, 11-2, 5-11, 11-9 win over Sultan Khaled Al Kuwari.
Nasser levelled the tie for Jaish when he defeated Khalifa 11-3, 11-7, 11-5, but Rayyan and Sultan were not to be denied.