Fernandes fall in season opener

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Nicolette Fernandes
Nicolette Fernandes

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Top squash player Nicolette Fernandes failed to move past the first round of the JP Morgan Tournament of Champions after losing to Kanzy Emad El-Defrawy of Egypt at the Grand Central Terminal, USA.

El-Defrawy, ranked at 66 in the world had a fairly easy game against the world number 21; Fernandes with a 3-1 win.

Fernandes won the first set 11-6 but then lost the next three sets at 2-11, 11-13 and 1-11.

The tournament was Fernandes first of the year as the experienced player will aim to bounce back in upcoming tournaments in order to lift her ranking this year.

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