Argentine qualifier Robertino Pezzota secured his third successive
PSA World Tour title after easing to victory over Mexico’s Edgar
Zayas in the final of the Tour de las Americas - PSA Cordoba Open,
PSA M5 tournament.
The World No.451 prevailed in the opening stage of the Tour de las
Americas, the Mar del Plata Open, a fortnight ago and continued his
stunning return from a one-year hiatus with further success in
A succession of 3-0 triumphs, including a superb dismantling of top
seed Leandro Romiglio in he quarter-final, saw Pezzota surge into
the final, while Zayas’s semi-final opponent, compatriot Bryan Cueto,
retired mid-way through the second game to ensure that Zayas
Pezzota, a silver-medallist in last year’s Pan American Games, was
in fine fettle throughout the final, and a composed display saw him
take Zayas down in three games to record a sixth PSA World Tour
The 33-year-old’s success in Cordoba means that he has now prevailed
in both stages of the Tour de las Americas - and extended his
unbeaten streak to 16 matches.
Pezzota Takes out Top Seed Romiglio in Cordoba Open
Argentine qualifier Robertino Pezzota remains on course to lift a
third consecutive PSA World Tour title after downing top seed
Leandro Romiglio to reach the semi-final of the Tour de las Americas
– PSA Cordoba Open, PSA M5 tournament.
Pezzota made a stunning return from a year’s hiatus last week at the
Mar del Plata Open – the first stage of the Tour de las Americas –
and defeated Romiglio in the final to capture the fifth PSA World
Tour title of his career.
Romiglio came into the match looking to avenge his defeat to his
compatriot in Mar del Plata and was unlucky not to take a one-game
lead after narrowly missing out on the tie-break. From there,
Pezzota edged the second before surging to victory in the third for
the loss of just three points, extending his lead on the
head-to-head record between the pair to 3-1.
Colombia’s Dairo Sandoval will lie in wait for Pezzota in the
semi-final after the number eight seed ended the title challenge of
wildcard Hernan D’Arcangelo to reach the next stage.
Bryan Cueto, meanwhile, overcame second seed Andres Herrera with a
3-0 victory, and he will take on Edgar Zayas in an all-Mexican
semi-final after the sixth seed saw off Brazil’s Diego Gobbi.
Top seed Leandro Romiglio led two more of his fellow Argentine’s
into the last eight of the Tour de las Americas – PSA Cordoba Open,
PSA M5 tournament after beating Gonzalo Miranda to progress past the
Romiglio, who missed out on the Mar del Plata Open title last week
after a final defeat, went two games ahead before Miranda clawed a
game back to set up a fourth. Romiglio rallied and stood firm though
as he pulled away mid-game to wrap up the win and move through to
the last eight.
He will aim to get revenge over Robertino Pezzota, who defeated
Romiglio in the Mar Del Plata Open final, in the next round after
Pezzota cruised to victory against Juan Gomez Dominguez.
Wildcard Hernan D’Arcangelo was the other home player to achieve a
quarter-final berth, with a fine victory against Irish number four
seed Stuart Hadden sending him into the next round. D’Arcangelo will
face off with Colombia’s Dairo Sandoval next thanks to Sandoval’s
victory against Santiago Orozco Parra.
Andres Herrera and Diego Gobbi, seeds two and three, respectively,
are also through to the next stage after they rose to respective
wins over Mohamed Saeed and Francisco Obregon.
World No.137 Herrera will go head-to-head with Mexico’s Bryan Cueto,
who defeated Erick Herrera, while Gobbi is set to face Edgar Zayas
after he saw off Rodrigo Pezzota.
Argentine brothers Robertino and Rodrigo Pezzota swept through to
the main draw of the Tour de las Americas – PSA Cordoba Open after
claiming respective wins over Juan Pablo Pramparo and Matias
Valenzuela in the final qualifying round of the PSA M5 tournament.
Robertino claimed the title on the first stage of the Tour de las
Americas last week at the Mar del Plata Open, and his fine form
shows no sign of abating, with two straight games successes on the
bounce in Cordoba.
The World No.451, who is a Pan American Games silver medallist, saw
off Juan Barreyo in the previous round and followed that up with a
comfortable win against Pramparo to set up a main draw meeting with
Juan Gomez Dominguez.
Rodrigo, meanwhile, recovered from a game down to see off the
attentions of local player Matias Valenzuela, and the Argentine will
line up against Mexico’s Edgar Zayas for a place in the
There were also wins for Gonzalo Miranda, who defeated Juan Pablo
Roude, and Francisco Obregon, with the latter overcoming his
brother, Rodrigo, to secure his main draw berth.
Miranda has the distinction of playing the main draw’s top seed in
the next round, while Obregon will take on Brazil’s Diego Gobbi.
Local player Rodrigo Obregon came up with the biggest upset in the
first qualifying round of the Tour de las Americas – PSA Cordoba
Open, PSA M5 tournament after he defeated top qualifying seed Daniel
Alejandro Lomaglio in straight games – ensuring he will face his
brother, Francisco, in the next round.
Obregon dominated proceedings at the Espacio Decathlon and stormed
to the win by an 11-3, 11-6, 11-4 margin of victory to set up a
sibling showdown with Francisco after he saw off Claudio Guido
Third qualifying seed Robertino Pezzota won the first stage of the
Tour de las Americas last week, despite beginning the tournament as
a qualifier in the Mar del Plata Open, and he got his event here off
to a fine start with a 3-0 win over Juan Barreyo.
Pezzota will contest his final qualifying round fixture with Juan
Pablo Pramparo, who dispatched Matias Kupferberg in four games to
reach the next stage.
Rodrigo Pezzota, the brother of Robertino, has also secured a final
qualifying round berth after seeing off Guillermo Easdale in
comfortable fashion, and he will line up against Matias Valenzuela
for a place amongst the main draw action after Valenzuela defeated
Juan Pablo Roude and Gonzalo Miranda make up the rest of the
all-Argentine field and will play each other thanks to victories
over Jeremias Azana and Ramiro Diaz Falco, respectively.