Bahia Juniors Cup will have tennis players from seven countries in Salvador

Bahia Juniors Cup will have tennis players from seven countries in Salvador
Bahia Juniors Cup will have tennis players from seven countries in Salvador

The 37th edition of the Bahia Juniors Cup, a traditional tennis tournament in Salvador, starts this Saturday (24th) and will have the participation of around 220 athletes from seven countries.

The competition, which usually reveals Brazilian talent, is back at the Costa Verde Tennis Club, in the Piatã neighborhood, and will be played until October 1st.

After a year with restrictions, as it was in 2021 because of the pandemic, the Bahia Juniors Cup again has a J3 score for the world ranking, being the third most valuable in the country and the largest in the second semester calendar.

In addition to tennis players from Brazil, the event will have players from Chile, Argentina, United States, Japan, Italy and Peru. In the men’s, the favorite is the Argentinian Gonzalo Zeitune, 174th in the world, followed by Gustavo Almeida and Matheus de Lima from Paraná.

In the female category, Chilean Martina Pavissich is the favorite, followed by Brazilians Olivia Carneiro, Maria Luisa Oliveira and Cecília Costa.

The Bahians will be represented with Luana Paiva in the women’s main draw, in addition to Gabriel Godoy and Victor Rocha in the men’s qualifying.

Athletes up to 12 years old compete for points in the ranking of the Brazilian Tennis Confederation (CBT). In the categories 14 and 16, the tournament counts for the ranking of the South American Tennis Confederation (Cosat).

“For us at Costa Verde Tennis Club it is an honor to once again host the Bahia Juniors Cup, a traditional tournament for revealing great names in Brazilian tennis. We look forward to our young talents and also foreigners looking to climb the rankings with an eye on the 2023 Grand Slams”, said Marcus Vinicius Ribeiro, vice president of Costa Verde Tennis Club.

The Bahia Juniors Cup has been played since 1985. Gustavo Kuerten, the greatest male tennis player in Brazilian history, was champion in 1993. Last year, Rio de Janeiro native João Fonseca won his first title, and today, at 15, he is 55th in the world in its category, having reached the round of 16 at Roland Garros and Wimbledon this season.

The article is in Portuguese

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