MONTEVIDEO/STARNBERG, November 11, 2022
The quarterfinals of the Uruguay Open are set. After the withdrawal of top seed Federico Coria ahead of the start of the ATP Challenger Tour 80 clay-court tournament, the top half of the draw will be led by No. 4 seed Facundo Bagnis.
The 103rd-ranked Argentine overcame a slow start to outlast his compatriot and qualifier Juan Pablo Paz 6-7(5), 6-1, 6-0 on Thursday. Bagnis sent down six aces and won 77 per cent of his first-service points to secure victory in one hour and 51 minutes.
The 32-year-old from Rosario will next take on fellow Argentine Marco Trungelliti, who edged past Dutch qualifier Max Houkes 7-6(6), 6-2 in one hour and 53 minutes.
In other second-round action, Franco Agamenone defeated Tunisian qualifier Moez Echargui 7-5, 6-3. The World No. 154 from Italy converted six of his eight break-point chances to succeed in two hours and seven minutes. Up next for Agamenone will be Genaro Alberto Oliveri of Argentina, a 7-5, 6-3 winner over Gastao Elias from Portugal. The encounter lasted one hour and 42 minutes.
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Singles – Second Round
Facundo Bagnis (Argentina, 4) def. Juan Pablo Paz (Argentina) (5)67 61 60
Franco Agamenone (Italy, 8) def. Moez Echargui (Tunisia) 75 63
Marco Trungelliti (Argentina) def. Max Houkes (Netherlands) 76(5) 62
Genaro Olivieri (Argentina) a Gastao Elías (Portugal) 75 63
Doubles – Quarterfinals
Guido Andreozzi/Guillermo Duran (Argentina, 1) def. Gastao Elías/Joao Domingues (Portugal) 64 61
Facundo Diaz Acosta/Luis Martínez (Argentina/Venezuela, 3) def. Ignacio Carou/Franciso Comesana (Argentina/Uruguay) 64 63
Karol Drzewiecki/Piotr Matuszewski (Poland, 4) def. Federico Aguilar Cardozo/Joaquín Aguilar Cardozo (Uruguay) 61 63
Guido Pella/Camilo Ugo Carabelli (Argentina) def. Juan Ignacio Galarza/Tomás Lipovsek Puches (Argentina) 62 62