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Mar del Plata 2016







Mar del Plata 2016
09-14 May
Mar del Palta, Argentina , $5k
Round One
11 may
12 may
13 may
14 may
[1] Leandro Romiglio (ARG)
11-2, 11-5, 11-3
[WC] Juan Pablo Roude (ARG)
Leandro Romiglio
Bryan Cueto
Leandro Romiglio
Juan Gomez Dominguez
Leandro Romiglio
11-9, 11-5, 6-11, 11-8
Robertino Pezzota
Erick Herrera (COL)
11-6, 7-11, 5-11, 11-7, 6-11
[7] Bryan Cueto (MEX)
[5] Juan Gomez Dominguez (MEX)
11-9, 8-11, 11-9, 11-8
[Q] Matias Valenzuela (ARG)
Juan Gomez Dominguez
Santiago Orozco Parra
Santiago Orozco Parra (COL)
12-10, 16-18, 7-11, 11-4, 11-4
[4] Stuart Hadden (IRL)
[3] Diego Gobbi (BRA)
11-2, 11-2, 11-7
[Q] Federico Cioffi (ARG)
Diego Gobbi
Edgar Zayas
Edgar Zayas
11-6,11-6,12-10 (55m)
Robertino Pezzota
Daniel Alejandro Lomaglio (ARG)
6-11, 7-11, 3-11
[6] Edgar Zayas (MEX)
[8] Dairo Sandoval (COL)
2-11, 2-11, 4-11
[Q] Robertino Pezzota (ARG)
Robertino Pezzota
Gonzalo Miranda
[Q] Gonzalo Miranda (ARG)
11-9, 11-5, 11-2
[2] Andres Herrera (COL)


Final Qualifying Round: Decker Camiones & Canal 10 MDP TTour de las Americas – Mar del Plata Open
[5] Federico Cioffi (ARG) bt [3] Nicolas Caballero (PAR) 3-2: 11-4, 11-4, 9-11, 12-14, 11-9 (57m)
[1] Robertino Pezzota (ARG) bt [6] Francesco Marcantonio (PAR) 3-0: 11-6, 11-4, 11-5 (27m)
[2] Gonzalo Miranda (ARG) bt [L] Ignacio Gutierrez Keen (ARG) 3-1: 11-6, 11-4, 10-12, 11-4 (41m)
[L] Matias Valenzuela (ARG) bt [4] Rodrigo Pezzota (ARG) 3-2: 13-11, 9-11, 10-12, 11-8, 13-11 (93m)



Qualifier Pezzota Stuns Field to Lift Mar del Plata Open

Argentinian qualifier Robertino Pezzota ended a one-year hiatus from the PSA World Tour by lifting the Decker Camiones & Canal 10 MDP TV Tour de las Americas - Mar del Plata Open, PSA M5 title with a stunning win over top seed Leandro Romiglio.

Pezzota didn’t drop a game en route to the final, with wins over Dairo Sandoval, Gonzalo Miranda and Edgar Zayas seeing him set up a final clash with World No.99 Romiglio.

Both players played a patient nature of squash in the opening game as they adopted an attritional style in an attempt to draw out errors from each other.

World No.451 Pezzota narrowly took the opener before engineering some breathing space for himself in the second to double his advantage.

An improved Romiglio clawed a game back in the third, but Pezzota came storming back a game later to close out an 11-9, 11-5, 6-11, 11-8 victory and capture a fourth PSA World Tour title in his last six tournaments.
Zayas Downs Gobbi To Reach Last Four


The quarter-final of the Decker Camiones & Canal 10 MDP TV Tour De Las Americas – Mar Del Plata Open took place on Thursday May 13, with Edgar Zayas causing the day’s biggest upset courtesy of a win over third seed Diego Gobbi to cement a semi final berth.

Zayas was in sterling form and is yet to drop a game in the tournament after following up his 3-0 victory over Daniel Alejandro Lomaglio with a similarly impressive straight games win over Gobbi.

The World No.244 triumphed by taking each game 11-4 and his reward is a semi-final match with qualifier Robertino Pezzota, who dispatched Gonzalo Miranda in an all-Argentine affair.

Title favourite Leandro Romiglio is also through to the last four after he wrapped up a 3-0 victory over Mexican counterpart Bryan Cueto.

He will line up against Juan Gomez Dominguez for a place in the final after he overcame a tricky challenge in the form of Colombia’s Santiago Orozco Parra.

Home Qualifier Miranda Downs Herrera


Argentinian qualifier Gonzalo Miranda caused a huge shock in the opening round of the Decker Camiones & Canal 10 MDP TV Tour de las Americas – Mar del Plata Open, PSA M5 tournament after stunning second seed Andres Herrera to reach the quarter-final of a PSA World Tour event for the first time since 2014.

After edging the opening game, World No.451 Miranda stormed into a commanding 7-1 lead in the second and resisted an attempted fightback from Herrera to double his lead. The 27-year-old was highly consistent in the third and final game and rattled off a number of devastating drops and drives to complete a sublime 11-9, 11-5, 11-2 victory over an opponent ranked 314 places above him in the World Rankings.

He will go up against compatriot Robertino Pezzota in the quarter-final, with Pezzota also vanquishing a Colombian, Dairo Sandoval, in straight games.

Number one seed Leandro Romiglio joins his fellow Argentines in the last eight after seeing off wildcard Juan Pablo Roude 3-0. Romiglio injected plenty of pace into proceedings as a flurry of attacking shots gave Roude very little time on the ball. Romiglio is on a hot streak of form after lifting a second PSA World Tour title last month at the Assore Central Gauteng Open, and will play Bryan Cueto next, who defeated Erick Herrera in five games.

Brazil’s Diego Gobbi overcame his first round opponent relatively comfortably after powering to a win in three against Federico Cioffi. The World No.197 dropped just four points across games one and two, and fended off a late resurgence from Cioffi to record the victory. Mexico’s Edgar Zayas will be his quarter-final opponent after he saw off Daniel Alejandro Lomaglio.

Santiago Orozco Parra was the only Colombian not to fall by the wayside as he came through a gargantuan encounter with fourth seed Stuart Hadden to reach the next round. The 18-year-old went 2-1 down, losing the second game 18-16 along the way, but recovered magnificently to force through the win and set up a last eight fixture with Juan Gomez Dominguez, who conquered Matias Valenzuela.
Valenzuela Stuns Pezzota In Mar Del Plata Open


The final qualifying round of the Decker Camiones & Canal 10 MDP TTour de las Americas – Mar del Plata Open, PSA M5 tournament saw local player Matias Valenzuela come up with a huge upset against 2015 Pan American Games bronze medallist Rodrigo Pezzota to reach the main draw.

Valenzuela found himself 2-1 down to the World No.451 after a breathless start to the match but battled back with renewed vigour to complete the win with a sensational 13-11, 9-11, 10-12, 11-8, 13-11 scoreline, securing his main draw participation in the process.

His victory sets up a first round fixture with Mexico’s Juan Gomez Dominguez, with Dominguez appearing at his first PSA World Tour main draw of 2016.

Argentina’s Gonzalo Miranda moved through to the main draw courtesy of a 3-1 triumph over Ignacio Gutierrez Keen. Miranda swept to the opening two games in a virtuoso display before fending off late interest from his opponent to close out the win. Second seed Andres Herrera will go head-to-head with Miranda as he makes his first PSA World Tour appearance since he faced World No.1 Mohamed Elshorbagy in February’s Taeq SquashColombia PSA Open.

Federico Cioffi and Nicolas Caballero clashed in an exciting five-game battle with the former throwing away a 2-0 lead, only to rally in the decider to force the win over the line and set up a main draw meeting with Brazil’s Diego Gobbi.

Robertino Pezzota, brother of the vanquished Rodrigo, was the other final qualifying round victor with his routine victory over Francesco Marcantonio seeing him through to face Dairo Sandoval in the next round.