Fernandes misses final spot in Sun & Surf Open

VANCOUVER, Canada, CMC – Nicolette Fernandes failed in her bid to reach the final of the Sun & Surf Open, when American Latasha Khan knocked her out in the semi-finals, with a straight games victory on Saturday.

It was a match too far for the 27-year-old Fernandes, the fourth seed from Guyana, who had breezed through earlier matches in the competition, as she continued her comeback to top-level competition, following knee surgery a couple of years ago.

Top-seed Khan brought her experience to bear as she claimed a 16-14, 11-6, 11-9 victory in 34 minutes.

World No. 29 Khan, the 37-year-old from Seattle, chased her eighth Women’s International Squash Players Association World Tour title yesterday when she faced second seed Alana Miller of Canada in the final.

Miller outlasted sixth-seed and compatriot Carolyn Russell 11-9, 11-3, 11-8 in 25 minutes in the other semi-final.

Earlier in the competition, World No. 57 Fernandes beat unseeded Thaisa Serafini of Brazil 11-9, 11-6, 12-10 in half-hour in the first round.

She then toppled another unseeded player, Milou van er Heijden of the Netherlands in the quarter-finals, 12-10, 11-7, 11-6, in half-hour on Friday.


Titans TT club to stage tournament next month

By Noelle Smith Titans Table Tennis Club in its quest for the continued development of its players will stage three tournaments this year.

Monnedderlust ‘A’ crush Paradise Invaders 4-1 in championship match

Monedderlust `A’ was crowned the inaugural Stag ‘Skills for Gold’ 7-a-side football champs after crushing Paradise Invaders 4-1 Saturday at the No.#5 ground, West Coast Berbice.

Thomas career-best puts Hurricanes on top

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – A career-best hundred by Devon Thomas put Leeward Islands Hurricanes in a strong position to force a victory against Windward Islands Volcanoes on yesterday’s final day.

Hurricanes boosted by Samuels for one-day campaign

ST JOHN’S, Antigua,  CMC – West Indies batting star Marlon Samuels, along with the Trinidadian duo of Kevon Cooper and Akeal Hosein, have been again named in a 14-man Leeward Islands Hurricanes squad for the Regional Super50 starting month end.

Dimitrov defeats Kyrgios in thriller

MELBOURNE,  (Reuters) – Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov held his nerve to knock home favourite Nick Kyrgios out of the Australian Open in a fourth-round thriller at the Rod Laver Arena yesterday.

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