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Tortugas Open 2016







Tortugas Open 2016
09-12 Jun
Buenos Aires, Argentina, $5k
Round One
09 jun
10 jun
11 jun
[1] Leandro Romiglio (ARG)
11-6, 11-7, 11-6
Ncolas Caballero (PAR)
Leandro Romiglio
11/9, 11/4, 12/10
Federico Cioffi

Leandro Romiglio
11/5, 11/7, 11/3
Diego Gobbi

Leandro Romiglio
11-5, 13-11, 11-13, 11-5 (80m)
Robertino Pezzota
[5] Lewis Doughty (ENG)
11-3, 11-8, 11-8
Federico Cioffi (ARG)
[6] Francesco Marcantonio (PAR)
11-8, 11-8, 11-6
[Q] Ignacio Gutierrez Keen (ARG)
Ignacio Gutierrez Keen
11/4, 9/11, 11/7, 11/4
Diego Gobbi
[3] Diego Gobbi (BRA)
9-11, 11-7, 11-4, 11-9
[Q] Rodrigo Pezzota (ARG)
[Q] Alonso Escudero (PER)
11-7, 11-5, 11-3
[4] Stuart Hadden (IRL)
Alonso Escudero
11/7, 11/7, 7/11, 11/3
Robertino Pezzota

Robertino Pezzota
11/5, 12-10, 11/7
Gonzalo Miranda
[wc] Robertino Pezzota (ARG)
11-4, 11-3, 11-3
[7] Le Roy Leong (MAS)
[Q] Rodrigo Obregon (ARG)
11-9, 11-7, 11-7
[8] Santiago Orozco Parra (COL)
Rodrigo Obregon
11/1, 11/9, 13/11
Gonzalo Miranda
Gonzalo Miranda (ARG)
11-9, 11-6, 11-6
[2] Andres Herrera (COL)


Results – Final Qualifying Round: Tour de las Americas – Buenos Aires Tortugas Open 2016
Rodrigo Obregon (ARG) bt Nahuel Hernan Ramos (ARG)  3-0: 12/10, 11/7, 11/5 (40m)
Alonso Escudero (PER) bt Miguel Pujol (ARG) 3-0: 11/8, 11/4, 11/4 (30m)
Ignacio Gutierrez Keen (ARG) bt Juan Pablo Roude (ARG) 3-2: 11/6, 8/11, 11/8, 8/11, 11/6 (58m)
Rodrigo Pezzota (ARG) bt Matias Valenzuela (ARG) 3-1: 11/6, 11/2, 3/11, 11/7 (53m)

Results – First Qualifying Round: Tour de las Americas – Buenos Aires Tortugas Open 2016
[L] Rodrigo Obregon (ARG) bt [1] Daniel Alejandro Lomaglio (ARG) 3-0: 11-8, 11-5, 11-4 (28m)
[L] Nahuel Hernan Ramos (ARG) bt [L] Rodrigo Bonzo (ARG) 3-0: 11-7, 11-8, 11-3 (29m)
[L] Miguel Pujol (ARG) bt [L] Bautista Najles (ARG) 3-0: 11-5, 11-2, 11-4 (20m)
[4] Alonso Escudero (PER) bt [L] Francisco Obregon (ARG) 3-0: 11-2, 11-7, 12-10 (36m)
[3] Juan Pablo Roude (ARG) bt [L] Guido Fontanazzi (ARG) 3-0: 11-6, 11-9, 11-4 (39m)
[L] Ignacio Gutierrez Keen (ARG) bt [L] German Santos (ARG) w/o
[L] Matias Valenzuela (ARG) bt [L] Juan Segundo Barreyro (ARG) 3-0: 11-8, 11-5, 11-2 (27m)
[2] Rodrigo Pezzota (ARG) bt [L] Juan Bautista Cortes (ARG) 3-0: 11-6, 11-7, 11-5 (15m)



Romiglio Axes Pezzota to Lift Tortugas Open Title

Top seed Leandro Romiglio ended a two-match winless run against fellow Argentine Robertino Pezzota in the final of the Tour de las Americas - Buenos Aires Tortugas Open, PSA M5 tournament to claim his second PSA World Tour title of 2016.

The pair had faced off twice already on the 2016 Tour de las Americas, with Pezzota triumphing over Romiglio in both the final of the Mar del Plata Open and the last eight stage of the Cordoba Open in recent months.

Romiglio, the World No.104, looked in fine fettle from the outset of the tournament, and stormed to the final courtesy of straight games victories over Nicolas Caballero, Federico Cioffi and Diego Gobbi. Elsewhere, Pezzota, who was named the wildcard for the event, also failed to drop a game en route, and he came into the final at the Tortugas Country Club having lost just two of his previous 29 matches.

It was Romiglio who started on the front foot though as he quickly built up a rhythm, and he rattled off a succession of winners to go a game ahead before overcoming Pezzota in a tense second-game tie-break.

The third game saw Pezzota dig in his heels and reverse the scoreline to claw a game back, but the momentum soon shifted back in Romiglio’s favour, and the 25-year-old eventually closed out an 11-5, 13-11, 11-13, 11-5 victory to return to winning ways over his compatriot.
Seeds Vanquished In Tortugas Open


A blistering opening day of action in the main draw of the Tour de las Americas – Buenos Aires Tortugas Open, PSA M5 tournament saw all but two of the seeded players fall to their lower-ranked counterparts after a series of scintillating matches.

Wildcard Robertino Pezzota got his tournament off to a fine start after he overcame seventh seed Le Roy Leong. Pezzota has been in sublime form recently, with just two defeats in his last 26 matches, and the World No.172 maintained his fine displays into his match with Leong, claiming an 11-4, 11-3, 11-3 victory to progress.

He will take on Peruvian qualifier Alonso Escudero in the last eight after he sailed past Ireland’s Stuart Hadden in straight games.

Elsewhere, second seed Andres Herrera fell to Argentine Gonzalo Miranda in three. The Colombian, who shared a court with World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy in February’s Taeq SquashColombia PSA Open, was outmatched by a powerful performance from Miranda, who will face Rodrigo Obregon for a place in the quarter-final, with Obregon conquering Santiago Orozco Parra.

Leandro Romiglio and Diego Gobbi, seeds one and three, respectively, were the only seeded competitors to emerge from round one unscathed. Romiglio defeated Paraguay’s Nicolas Caballero 3-0, while Gobbi overcame Rodrigo Pezzota, the brother of Robertino, in four.

Federico Cioffi will stand in Romiglio’s way in the next round after beating England’s Lewis Doughty, and Gobbi will line up against qualifier Ignacio Gutierrez Keen, who ousted Francesco Marcantonio.
Pezzota Powers Through To Tortugas Open Main Draw


Number two qualifying seed Rodrigo Pezzota sealed his place in the main draw of the Tour de las Americas – Buenos Aires Tortugas Open, PSA M5 tournament after downing fellow Argentine Matias Valenzuela in the final round of qualifying.

The 31-year-old, who won a bronze medal during the 2015 Pan American Games, eased to a two-game lead, before conceding the third after a resurgent Valenzuela battled to supremacy. His victory was short-lived though as Pezzota soon found himself back on top, and he triumphed in the fourth and final game to wrap up an 11-6, 11-2, 3-11, 11-7 victory.

Pezzota, the World No.428, will go up against Brazil’s Diego Gobbi in the opening round of the main draw, with Gobbi looking to end recent back-to-back first round defeats.

Peru’s Alonso Escudero, the only player not from Argentina to advance through qualifying, swept past Miguel Pujol in straight games, and his reward is a main draw battle with Ireland’s Stuart Hadden, who will look to reach the quarter-final of a PSA World Tour event for the first time in his career.

Local player Ignacio Gutierrez Keen, meanwhile, came through a nail-biting five-game match with number three qualifying seed Juan Pablo Roude to seal his place in the main draw. The lead changed hands multiple times in a high-octane affair, with Gutierrez eventually prevailing to set up a fixture with Paraguay’s Francesco Marcantonio.

Rodrigo Obregon, fresh off the back of dispatching top qualifying seed Daniel Alejandro Lomaglio in the previous round, is the other player to progress after his win against Nahuel Hernan Ramos, and he will go head-to-head with number eight seed Santiago Orozco Parra for a place in the last eight.
Qualifying Begins At Tortugas Open


The first qualifying round of the Tour de las Americas – Buenos Aires Tortugas Open, PSA M5 tournament saw a number of local players advance to the next round in Argentina at the Tortugas Country Club.

World No.428 Rodrigo Pezzota overcame fellow Argentine Juan Bautista Cortes in his fixture with a composed 11-6, 11-7, 11-5 triumph in just 15 minutes.

Pezzota’s reward is a final qualifying round matchup with Matias Valenzuela, who made short work of Juan Segundo Barreyro.

The day’s biggest upset saw top qualifying seed Daniel Alejandro Lomaglio bow out of the tournament after falling to Rodrigo Obregon in straight games. Obregon was in control throughout the duration of the 28-minute clash and will go up against Nahuel Hernan Ramos in the final round of qualifying after he saw off Rodrigo Bonzo.

Meanwhile, Juan Pablo Roude powered past Guido Fontanazzi to reach the next stage, and he will go head-to-head with Ignacio Gutierrez Keen for a place in the main draw, with Gutierrez progressing after a walkover against German Santos.

Peru’s Alonso Escudero, the only non-Argentine player to make it through to the final qualifying round, will take on Miguel Pujol next after they defeated Francisco Obregon and Bautista Najles, respectively.