Rose beaten on return

By Shammi Kowlessar

NICHOLAS ROSE fought gallantly but failed to make a triumphant return from an absence of well over a decade when the Chetwynd Masters International Tennis Tournament served off yesterday at St Augustine Club, McCarthy St, St Augustine.

The 37-year-old former top junior who now resides and coaches in the United States is here for a wedding and decided to compete in this four-day tournament being held at on the courts where he learned the game.

But the draw was not kind to Rose and he was beaten for a place in the over-35 semifinals by the second-seeded Richard McLetchie, who reached the last four of the Tranquillity Open Tennis Tournament last month.

St Lucian McColin Fontenelle, the top-seed and defending champ, did not drop a single game against Arubian Ferdinand Fluonia in his quarterfinal encounter.

In addition to the main category there is also a B-class as well as over-25 and over-50 men’s singles draws. The other events are women’s singles and doubles as well as mixed doubles.

Players from Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Grenada, the United States Virgin Islands and Trinidad and Tobago are competing until Monday.

First serve today is 9 a.m.

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