Bagnis Books Quarterfinals Berth At Ambato Challenger

Facundo Bagnis (photo: Ambato Challenger)

AMBATO/STARNBERG, October 20, 2022

Facundo Bagnis has booked his spot in the quarterfinals of the Ambato La Gran Ciudad tournament. The No. 2 -seed of the  $53,120 clay-court event in Ecuador edged past Nikola Milojevic of Serbia 7-6(6), 6-4 on Wednesday.

Bagnis struck eight aces and won 81 per cent of his first-service points to prevail after one hour and 38 mintues.

“The match started in cloudy conditions with some drizzle. Then the sun came out and it bothered me a little bit during the serve,” said Bagnis. “There are many things, but you have to stay calm, leave them aside because I cannot control them, and well, do your best.”

The World No. 114, who is bidding for his second ATP Challenger title of the season following his triumph in Pereira, Colombia, will next take on fellow Argentine and No. 5 seed Santiago Rodriguez Taverna, who defeated his compatriot Juan Bautista Otegui 6-4, 6-4 in one hour and 17 minutes.

Wednesday Results

Singles – Second Round

Facundo Bagnis ARG def. Nikola Milojevic SRB  7-6(6), 6-4

Santiago Rodríguez Taverna ARG def. Juan Otegui ARG  6-4, 6-4

Joao Reis Da Silva BRA def. Nicolás Álvarez PER  5-7, 6-1, 6-4

Miljan Zekic SRB def. Benjamin Lock ZIM  6-3, 6-4

Doubles – First Round

Andrés Andrade ECU/Tristan McCormick USA def. Juan Ficovich ARG/Matías Zukas ARG 6-3, 6-2

N. Sriram Balaji IND/Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan IND def. Cayetano March ECU/Joao Reis Da Silva BRA  6-2, 7-6(3)

Benjamin Lock ZIM/Courtney Lock ZIM def. Gonzalo Bueno PER/Álvaro Guillén ECU 2-6, 7-6(5), 11-9

Nicolás Álvarez PER/Jorge Panta PER def. Patricio Alvarado ECU/Igor Gimenez BRA 7-5, 5-7, 10-7