Golden Fraser in Florida | Local sports



Chloe Fraser won the 15-and-under title at the Carmel Barrau Open table tennis tournament in Florida, USA last Friday.

Fraser was very impressive in the final, the 13-year-old from Trinidad and Tobago defeating American Steven Eliass in four games. In the semifinals, Fraser beat Luis Mejia in three straight games, 11-8, 11-8, 11-8.

Fraser played undefeated in the gender open event, with all four wins coming against boys. She opened her campaign in Group One with an 11-2, 9-11, 11-6, 11-7 victory over Mexican Oliver De La Torre. Fraser then took over Chrisnomar Aviles Perez at 6, 6 and 8 to secure first place in the group.

Fraser and her Solo Crusaders teammate N’Kosi Rouse competed in the Under 2100, Under 2200 and Under 2300 classification events. On Saturday, Rouse and Fraser advanced to the Under-21 knockout stage. from 2200.

Rouse finished second in his group, with the 20-year-old T&T player stopping Eliass and Jimmy Shen. His only defeat was at the hands of David Helmick. Fraser defeated Steve Federico and Carmel Barrau, the man in whose honor the tournament was held. Fraser lost to Eriel Marimon but finished second in the group and advanced to the knockout stage.

Rouse and Fraser were eliminated in the first round of the round of 16. Rouse, who has 2,072 classification points, was drawn against Van Ly (2,089). Rouse had a 2-1 lead in games, but Ly fought back to win the hotly contested 9-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-5, 11-4.

Rouse has also participated in the Under 2400, Under 2550 and Open Singles events. Although the former National Junior player did not advance to the knockout stage, he was not intimidated by the task of facing players with many more ranking points.

In Saturday’s Open Singles, Rouse was drawn in Group One. In his opening contest, he faced seeded Jishan Liang. Liang, who has 2,711 classification points, won with a triumph of 11-4, 11-4, 11-7. Rouse then lost at 5, 6 and 5 against Kit Jeerapaet (2.209).

On Sunday, Rouse and Fraser combined for the Under 4,300 tag team event. Rouse’s 2,072 scoring points and Fraser’s 2,012 gave the pair of Crusaders a combined rating of 4,084.

Rouse and Fraser opened their tag team campaign with a 3-0 victory. In the singles they both won 3-0, but had to work harder in the doubles, ultimately winning 15-13 in the decisive fifth game. Although they lost their next tag team match 3-0, the Rouse / Fraser combination finished second in the group and advanced to the round of 16. The Crusaders then fell in the first round of the round of 16, with Rouse securing a consolation victory in their 3-1 loss.


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