She belongs to the EDM Mercapinturas Almería, and has been proclaimed champion sub 15 in this competition held in Zaragoza
A new success of the Almeria grassroots sport. The badminton player Macarena Fernández has been proclaimed champion of the Alfajarín Master, in Zaragoza, in the sub 15 category. The volantista belongs to the Mercapinturas Almería municipal sports school, which supports the Municipal Sports Board, and held an extraordinary tournament, for the which has been congratulated by the Andalusian Badminton Federation.
Fernando Carrillo, president of the Almeria club, affirms that “Macarena is part of the Spanish team in his category, he has already attended several European championships and has won them, so he has an impressive future before him”.
In the U-15 category, Macarena Fernández was the only Andalusian representative in the Alfajarín Master, and she more than met the expectations set in this tournament since she played the women’s individual modality in an exceptional way, getting proclaimed champion. The Indálica rider, who arrived as second seed, won the quarterfinals without problems, which was her first match when she passed the eighth with a bye. She beat Laura Garrijo from Oviedo in two games (21-12 / 21-16). With the medal assured, her semifinal match against Carmen Carro (Valonsadero) was more complicated, and that is because the Andalusian began losing the first set by 21-13, but she rebuilt in a fantastic way and came back from the meeting with great authority (21 -7 / 21-10).
In the final her rival was the most anticipated player, the seed number 1, Daniela Corchón (Soria CS-24). Macarena Fernández had to row against the tide again when she fell by the minimum in the first game (21-19), but she equalized the match in a fairly even second set (21-16) and won the gold comfortably in the final game (21-11).
The Councilor for Sports, Juanjo Segura, affirms that “young athletes are giving us great joys, and in the case of EDM Mercapinturas they are an example of good work, both in terms of sports and the comprehensive training of boys and girls. They are promoting badminton very well, along with PMD, with great champions. In the case of Macarena Fernández, she has in hand to continue progressing and going very far in this sport. From the City Council we want to congratulate her and hope that she continues on the path of success ”.