Comesana, Ficovich Reach Second Round At Challenger Corrientes

Francisco Comesana (photo: Challenger Corrientes)


The top two seeds of the Dove Men+Care Challenger Corrientes both opened their title bids with solid first-round wins on Tuesday. Juan Pablo Ficovich, ranked World No. 175 and No. 1 seed of the $37,520 clay-court event, defeated qualifier and fellow Argentine Tomas Farjat 6-1, 6-4.

The 25-year-old Buenos Aires native saved all three break points he faced and capitalized on three of his own six break-point chances to advance after one hour and 15 minutes. Ficovich will next face his compatriot Valerio Aboian, who beat unranked Argentine qualifier Francisco Tomas Geschwind 6-3, 6-1 in one hour and 14 minutes.

Second-seeded Francisco Comesana, a winner of two ITF World Tennis Tour tournaments, eased past Japanese qualifier Naoki Nakagawa 6-2, 6-2. The World No. 285 sent down six aces and won 81 per cent of his first-service points to seal victory in one hour and 11 minutes. Comesana will next play fellow Argentine Matias Franco Descotte, who edged out Conner Huertas del Pino of Peru 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 after two hours and 31 minutes.

In other action, No. 3 seed Nicolas Mejia of Colombia fell 6-2, 6-1 to Roman Andres Burruchaga of Argentina. The 20-year-old son of former footballer Jorge Burruchaga will next challenge Guido Andreozzi, who emerged victorious from the battle of the Argentine qualifiers with Leonardo Aboian,  1-6, 6-3, 7-6(2). The encounter lasted two hours and 22 minutes.


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Tuesday Results

R. Burruchaga (ARG) d. [3] N. Mejia (COL) 6/2 6/1
[1] J. Ficovich (ARG) d. [Q] T. Farjat (ARG) 6/1 6/4
J. Reis Da Silva (BRA) d. [WC] L. Tacchi (ARG) 6/3 6/3
[WC] L. Midon (ARG) d. [6] M. Jaziri (TUN) 7/6(2) 6/3

[Q] G. Andreozzi (ARG) d. [Q] L. Aboian (ARG) 1/6 6/3 7/6(2)
C. Gomez-Herrera (ESP) d. [Q] M. Martinez (ARG) 6/4 6/2
[2] F. Comesana (ARG) d. [Q] N. Nakagawa (JPN) 6/2 6/2

M. Descotte (ARG) d. C. Huertas del Pino (PER) 6/4 2/6 6/4
V. Aboian (ARG) d. [Q] F. Geschwind (ARG) 6/3 6/1
[7] F. Juarez (ARG) d. M. Dellien (BOL) 6/4 6/1
B. Baker (GBR) / N. Mejia (COL) d. M. Navone (ARG) / F. Tenti (ARG) 6/3 3/6 11/9