The corresponding matches began to be played for the round of 16 of the Salinas Challenger: Argentine Thiago Agustín Tirante defeated American Kevin King by a convincing 6-1 and 6-2, while Chilean Nicolás Jarry did the same against Japanese Shuichi Sekiguchi 6-1 and 6-2. In this way, both players advanced to the quarterfinals where they will face each other.
The action does not stop in the Ecuadorian tournament that takes place from April 19 to 25 on hard surface. With the early elimination of the first seed, the Japanese Yasutaka Uchiyama, the picture was opened and everyone wants to sign up as candidates.
In the first round of the round of 16, the Spanish Adrián Menéndez Maceiras defeated the American 7-6 (6) and 6-1. Then the Chilean Jarry (former No. 38 in the ATP ranking), who arrived through a wild-card, beat Shuichi Sekiguchi 6-1 and 6-2.
On the side of the Argentines, Tirante dispatched the North American King with great solvency: 6-1 and 6-2. In addition, Camilo Ugo Carabelli defeated the French Tak Khunn Wang (from qualifying) by a double 6-1. In this way, both advanced to the next instance in Ecuador. Carabelli’s rival will be Menéndez Maceiras.