UTAR table tennis team won the overall championship in the Kejohanan Ping Pong IPT 2013 Piala Timbalan Menteri Pendidikan Malaysia, held in Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Penang Campus from 7 to 12 December 2013. Kejohanan Ping Pong IPT 2013 is a national level championship organised for the fourth time by Majlis Sukan Kolej Komuniti (MASKOM) in collaboration with the Ministry of Higher Education. Forty-five teams from various colleges, universities and other institutions of higher learning from all over Malaysia took part in the competition.
The UTAR team of five players brought applause to the university by winning three main categories with four gold medals and cash prizes. The gold medals were contributed through the male and female individual and mixed doubles partner categories.
Foundation in Arts student, Alisa Wong Yoke Mei played superbly to clinch the gold in the female individual category. Her golden feat was followed by Foundation in Science student, Edward Ling Hung Hui who secured the gold medal in the male individual category. Both the individual players also took home RM700 cash prize each.
The UTAR team powered to further victory through the excellent performances of Banking and Finance student, Teng Wei Ni and Foundation in Arts student, Soong Jun Fai, in the mixed doubles partner category. They won two additional gold medals and a cash prize worth RM2,000. The team was led by team manager Adrin Yeap Wai Kuan, a staff of the UTAR Sports and Recreational Unit.
Team manager Yeap (left) with UTAR winners (second from left) Wong, Ling, Soong and Teng with their medals and mock cheques