Originally Posted: August 28, 2022
Local squash queen Nicolette Fernandes created history when she became the first Guyanese to win a World Masters squash title, defeating South African, Slyoli Waters, 3-0 to clinch the Women’s 35-plus division title at the World Masters Squash Championship in Poland.
Needing to win her final round-robin encounter to clinch the title, Fernandes defeated the South African in straight sets 11-6, 11-5, 11-5 to become the only Guyanese to win a World Masters squash accolade.
The decorated Fernandes has captured six women’s senior CASA titles. She also won gold at the 2006 CAC Games, 2010 South American Games, and a historic 2022 Pan Am Senior Squash Championship title, among other silver and bronze medal acquisitions.
Source: Stabroek News