Paulo Saraiva from Brasilia plays alongside Colombian Andres Urrea this week
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Guayaquil (Ecuador) – Three Brazilians are in the doubles quarterfinals of the Guayaquil challenger, on clay courts in Ecuador. Mateus Alves and Pedro Boscardin play together, while Paulo Saraiva has Colombian Andres Urrea as his partner.
This Wednesday, Alves and Boscardin beat the Italian Franco Agamenone and the Argentine Roman Burruchaga by 6/3 and 6/4. They face Bolivians Boris Arias and Federico Zeballos, 2 seeds in the tournament.
Saraiva and Urrea beat Colombian Nicolas Mejia and 18-year-old Mexican Rodrigo Pacheco Mendez 6/3, 3/6 and 10-2. The next rivals will be the Swiss Luca Margaroli and the Argentine Santiago Rodriguez Taverna.
Three Brazilian pairs fell in their debut. Fernando Romboli and Marcelo Zormann were beaten by Peruvians Conner and Arklon Huertas by 2/6, 6/4 and 10-5. Gilbert Klier and Pedro Sakamoto lost to Ecuadorian Andres Andrade and Peruvian Ignacio Buse 6/4 and 6/0. Matheus Pucinelli and João Lucas Reis fell to local guests Angel Diaz Jalil and Alvaro Guillen Meza by 6/4 and 6/2.