Mateus Alves and Pedro Boscardin beat the 2 heads of the Guayaquil challenger
Photo: Challenger de Guayaquil
Guayaquil (Ecuador) – The national partnership formed by Mateus Alves from São Paulo and Pedro Boscardin from Santa Catarina is in the doubles semifinal of the Guayaquil challenger, on clay courts in Ecuador. The Brazilians beat Bolivians Boris Arias and Federico Zeballos, 2nd seeds in the tournament, by 7/6 (7-5) and 6/4.
A place in the semifinals yields 30 ATP points for Alves and Boscardin, who can add 50 points with the runner-up and 75 in the case of the title. The next rivals will be the Swiss Luca Margaroli and the Argentine Santiago Taverna, who eliminated another Brazilian from the group, the Brazilian Paulo Saraiva, and his Colombian partner Andres Urrea, by 6/4 and 6/2.
Gabriela Cé stops in the quarterfinals in Greece
Also on the doubles circuit, Gabriela Cé from Rio Grande do Sul reached the doubles quarterfinals of the ITF W40 in Heraklion. Cé and Romanian Cristina Dinu were beaten by fellow Romanian Oana Gavrila and Greek Sapfo Sakellaridi, 2nd seeds in the tournament, by 7/6 (8-6), 5/7 and 10-1. The 30-year-old Brazilian receives 13 points in the WTA doubles ranking.
Brazilians fall in Argentine ITF debut
The three Brazilians who played for ITF M15 in Villa Maria were eliminated in the debut of the Argentine tournament on clay courts. Leonardo Telles lost 7/6 (7-4) and 6/3 to Chilean Nicolas Bruna, while Igor Gimenez was beaten by Argentine Mariano Kestelboim 6/3 and 6/2. João Victor Loureiro suffered 6/1 and 6/0 from Argentine Leonardo Aboian.