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Abierto Colombiano Club la Pradera 2022


$6,000 Abierto Colombiano Club la Pradera 2022, Club La Pradera De Potosi, Bogotá, Colombia PSA Challenger Tour 5
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Abierto Colombiano Club la Pradera 2022
Men's Draw
15 - 19 Jun
Bogotá, Colombia, $6k

[1] Alfredo Avila (MEX) bt [2] Ronald Palomino (COL) 11-4, 11-1, 6-11, 8-11, 11-9 (68m)

[1] Alfredo Avila (MEX) bt [7] Andrés Herrera (COL) 7-11, 11-4, 11-6, 11-1 (42m)
[2] Ronald Palomino (COL) bt [6] Alejandro Enriquez (GUA) 3-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-6 (52m)

[1] Alfredo Avila (MEX) bt [WC] Juan Jose Torres (COL) 3-0: 11-8, 11-5, 11-4 (38m)
[7] Andres Herrera (COL) bt [WC] Juan Carlos Gomez (COL) 3-1: 11-9, 11-5, 9-11, 11-7 (78m)
[6] Alejandro Enriquez (GUA) bt Francesco Marcantonio (PAR) 3-1: 8-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-6 (45m)
[2] Ronald Palomino (COL) bt [8] Matias Knudsen (COL) 3-0: 11-8, 11-9, 11-2 (38m)

2nd round:
[1] Alfredo Avila (MEX) bt [9/16] Bryan Cueto (MEX) 11-7, 11-7, 11-3 (40m)
[WC] Juan Jose Torres (COL) bt [5] Joeri Hapers (BEL) 8-11, 11-9, 8-11, 11-8, 11-7 (72m)
[7] Andrés Herrera (COL) bt [9/16] Nicolas Serna (COL) 11-2, 11-8, 11-6 (32m)
[WC] Juan Pablo Goméz (COL) bt [3] Josue Enriquez (GUA) 9-11, 11-6, 11-8, 8-11, 11-7 (68m)
[9/16] Francesco Marcantonio (PAR) bt [4] Edgar Ramirez (COL) 11-9, 5-11, 11-6, 6-11, 11-8 (75m)
[6] Alejandro Enriquez (GUA) bt Luis Quisquinay (GUA) 11-3, 11-7, 12-10 (30m)
[8] Matias Knudsen (COL) bt Mahmoud Abouelleil (EGY) 11-1, 11-1, 11-0 (12m)
[2] Ronald Palomino (COL) bt [9/16] Rodolfo Vega (MEX) 11-1, 11-7, 11-3 (16m)

1st round:
[1] Alfredo Avila (MEX) bye
[9/16] Bryan Cueto (MEX) bt [WC] Arturo Vidal (MEX) 11-4, 11-2, 11-4 (20m)
[WC] Juan Jose Torres (COL) bt [9/16] Ricardo Toscano (GUA) 11-4, 11-5, 11-4 (25m)
[5] Joeri Hapers (BEL) bye
[7] Andrés Herrera (COL) bye
[9/16] Nicolas Serna (COL) bt Armando Olguin (MEX) 11-1, 11-1, 11-0 (16m)
[WC] Juan Pablo Goméz (COL) bt [9/16] Jeremías Azaña (ARG) 16-14, 11-9, 5-11, 9-11, 15-13 (80m)
[3] Josue Enriquez (GUA) bye
[4] Edgar Ramirez (COL) bye
[9/16] Francesco Marcantonio (PAR) bt Petr Nohel (CZE) 11-8, 11-8, 9-11, 11-4 (54m)
Luis Quisquinay (GUA) bt [9/16] Andres Villamizar (COL) 12-10, 11-7, 10-12, 11-3
[6] Alejandro Enriquez (GUA) bye
[8] Matias Knudsen (COL) bye
Mahmoud Abouelleil (EGY) bye
[9/16] Rodolfo Vega (MEX) bt [WC] Noel Heaton (CAN) 11-6, 11-4, 11-9 (35m)
[2] Ronald Palomino (COL) bye


Avila Claims 15th Tour Title

Alfredo Avila (left) and Ronald Palomino (right)

It was another successful week for Mexico’s Alfredo Avila, as he claimed the 15th title of his professional career, beating home favourite Ronald Palomino in the final of the Abierto Colombiana Club La Pradera.

Avila, the World No.76, came into the Challenger 5 level competition as the top seed, and after receiving a bye through to the second round, he started with a commanding performance, beating compatriot Bryan Cueto in straight games. He then got the better of wildcard Juan Jose Torres in the quarter finals, also winning in three to move through to the last four.

The semi-finals saw the Mexican take on another Colombian, in No.7 seed Andres Herrera, for a place in the final. Avila lost the first game 11-7, but battled back to win the next three, dropping just eleven points in the process, as he advanced to another final.

In the last match of the tournament, the World No.76 took on the in-form Ronald Palomino, who had already claimed a Tour title in Argentina earlier this month. Avila won the first two games with ease, dropping just five points across them to hold a commanding advantage in the final.

However, the No.2 seed for the event fought back, and won the next two games by score lines of 11-6 and 11-8 to level the match up and send it into a decider. The fifth and final game could have gone either way, as the match went past the hour mark, but it was Avila that eventually won the Abierto Colombiana Club La Pradera crown, taking the fifth 11-9 to down the Colombian on home soil, and to win the 15th Tour title of his career.
Wildcards Gomez and Torres Continue Run

Juan Jose Torres

The second round of the Abierto Colombiana Club La Pradera took place on Thursday at the Club La Pradera De Potosi in Cundinamarca, Colombia, and the surprises kept on coming, with the same wildcard pair making it through the next round.

In the first round, the wildcard duo of Juan Jose Torres and Juan Carlos Gomez caused upsets, and the pair did so again in the last 16, along with Paraguayan No.1 Francesco Marcantonio, to make it through to the quarter finals of the Challenger 5 level competition.

Gomez took on No.3 seed Josue Enriquez for a place in the last eight, and the pair did battle over five games, with the Colombian wildcard coming back from a game down to take the victory. He won the last 11-7 to take victory after 68 minutes, booking his spot in the quarter finals.

Torres did battle with No.5 seed Joeri Hapers, and he also came from behind to defeat the Belgian, having to win the last two games of their contest to advance to the last eight. The Colombian was behind after three games, but came back to win the last two 11-8 and 11-7 to make his move through.

The other man to cause an upset on the second day of the tournament was Paraguay’s Francesco Marcantonio, who overcame the challenge of Colombia’s No.4 seed Edgar Ramirez Bautista, also in five games. The Paraguayan led on two occasions, only to see the No.4 seed fight back to the level the match twice, but he was able to regroup, winning the fifth to book his spot in the quarter finals.

The quarter finals of the Abierto Colombiana Club La Pradera will take place on Friday, June 17, with the last eight battling it out for places in the semi-finals on Saturday.

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