Fraser stands tall against Klautky … takes home Bakewell Junior Open Girls U-14 title

first_imgIN THE Bakewell Junior Open Girls U-14 Lawn Tennis tournament which finished last Saturday, Kalyca Fraser pulled off a comeback win to secure the title. At the beginning of the match, Fraser was off to a slow start, immediately going down to Klautky 0-1. Both players were without a commanding serve and traded service breaks until Fraser held serve to go up 3-2. She then broke Klautky to take the set at 4-2.In the second set, Fraser lost her first serve to once again trail 0-1. Klautky then held serve to go up 2-0 but Fraser rallied back with increasingly angled approach shots to win three straight games to pull ahead at 3-2.Klautky then maintained good standing with a flurry of solid groundstrokes at game points to hold serve to level at 3 and break again to go up 4-3. But Fraser broke back to force the tie-breaker. Both players improved their consistency dramatically trading points to 6-6 when Fraser made a crucial double fault that turned out to a be a confidence-booster for Klautky, who won the point then the set at 5-4(8-6) to force the third set tie-breaker.In the third set tie-breaker it was clear that both players were tiring, since they both missed good opportunities to win. However being up at 5-4 Fraser became overconfident and aggressive which led to many unforced errors at the net, giving Klautky three critical points to go up 7-5.Learning from her mistakes, Fraser settled and caused trouble for Klautky with her crosscourt forehand for the next four points to go up 9-7, as Klautky became visibly frustrated at her weak service game. After Klautky managed to win one point, Fraser was able to close out the match at 4-2 4-5(6-8), 10-8.Leading up to the match, Klautky defeated Nathalie Ramdyhan in the semis 4-0 and 4-2 while Fraser defeated Ciara Pooran 4-0 and 4-3.last_img

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