South American joys on the second day of qualifying action at the US Open, fourth and last Grand Slam of the season, in New York City.
Sebastian Baez He beat American Govind Nanda in the first round of the US Open main draw qualifier.
The man from Buenos Aires, 155th in the world ranking, beat local Nanda (478th) by 6-3 and 7-5 in an hour and a half of play and advanced to the second round, where he will face another American, Christian Harrison (280th ). Harrison, precisely, eliminated Juan Ignacio Londero from Cordoba (153 °) by 6-4 and 6-2.
Later, in one of the courts of the Flushing Meadows complex, the Santiago Marco Trungelliti (198 °) He was superior to the Slovenian Blaz Kavcic (221st) who left when they were 6-1 and 2-0.
The other South American joy came from the side of Emilio Gomez. The Ecuadorian (161 °) he overcame the debut with a 7-5 and 6-3 against the Swiss Marc-Andrea Huesler (170 °).
For his part, Tomás Etcheverry (142 °) from La Plata lost to Frenchman Enzo Couacaud (190 °) by 7-5 and 6-3 in 1 hour and 40 minutes. The Chilean Tomás Barrios and the Colombian Daniel Galán also yielded.
On Tuesday, it should be remembered, two other Argentines advanced to the second round, Francisco Cerundolo (107th) and Juan Pablo Ficovich (246th), who will play against each other.
In the women’s classification, the Albiceleste Paula Ormaechea (210 ° in the WTA ranking) will rival the Serbian Olga Danilovic (145 °) in the first round.