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Guyana international Nicolette Fernandes claimed the second WSA World Tour title of her career after winning the Il Torneo Internacional Femenino in Guatemala.
The former world No27 received a Bye in the first round, but then made completed strong wins against local Graciela Lopez Perez, Celia Allamargot of France and Deon Saffrey of Wales in the final.
Saffery was a surprise inclusion in the final she fought a five-game battle with second seed Nayelly Hernandez in the quarter final, before beating Kristen Lange of the USA in the semi finals.
The London-based Fernandes, playing her first tournament in eight months, proved too strong in the final, as the No1 seed came out on top after a resilient fight from the Welshwoman forced the match to five games.
 Nicolette Fernandes (GUY) vs BYE
Graciela Lopez Perez (MEX) bt Karina Heredia Gonzalez (MEX) 11/5, 11/1, 11/4
Celia Allamargot (FRA) bt Irene Barillas (GUA) 11/5, 11/4, 11/5
Diana Elisa Garcia Fierro (MEX) bt Pilar Fernandez (GUA) 11/1, 11/4, 11/2
Leoni Holt (ENG) bt Winifer Bonilla (GUA) 11/7, 11/4, 11/5
Kristen Lange (USA) bt Pamella Anckermann (GUA) 12/10, 11/2, 11/9
Deon Saffery (WAL) bt Nicole Anckermann (GUA) 11/2, 11/5, 11/2
 Nayelly Hernandez (MEX) vs BYE
Nicolette Fernandes (GUY) bt Graciela Lopez Perez (MEX) 11/6, 12/10, 11/6
Celia Allamargot (FRA) bt Diana Elisa Garcia Fierro (MEX) 8/11, 11/5, 11/8, 5/11, 11/3
Kristen Lange (USA) bt Leoni Holt (ENG) 2/11, 11/7, 11/9, 11/4
Deon Saffery (WAL) bt Nayelly Hernandez (MEX) 11/7, 9/11, 11/2, 7/11, 11/6
Nicolette Fernandes (GUY) bt Celia Allamargot (FRA) 11/6, 12/14, 11/3, 11/8
Deon Saffery (WAL) bt Kristen Lange (USA) 11/7, 11/3, 5/11, 11/6
Nicolette Fernandes (GUY) bt Deon Saffery (WAL) 6/11, 11/9, 11/4, 8/11, 11/6