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.


Pertab wins bench press showdown  against Edwards

National powerlifters, John ‘Big John’ Edwards, Colin ‘Mr Clean’ Chesney and Jacqueline Toney were among the participants who chalked up their hands and competed in yesterday’s bench press showdown at the 704 Sports Bar Sky Lounge.

Police dismissed for 322 on the stroke of day’s play 

The Police Sports Club (PSC) continued their impressive run in this year’s Noble House Seafoods second-division, two-day tournament, after compiling 323 before being dismissed on the stroke of stumps on day one in their final group match against the University of Guyana (UG) at the Gandhi Youth Organization ground, yesterday.

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NK Ballers easily defeats Team 25

NK Ballers, Silver Bullets, Wisroc, Swag Entertainment, Assassa Ballers and Cherokee Park secured wins when the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Linden Championship continued on Friday.

Leacock shines on rain-hit first day

cbagged 6-51 as Gandhi Youth Organization (GYO) restricted the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) to 151 all out in their first innings of the Georgetown Cricket Assoc-iation/GISE/Star Party Rental/Trophy Stall first-division, two-day tournament at the GDF ground, Camp Ayanganna yesterday.

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