More than positive day for Argentine tennis in the Challenger of Quito. For the round of 16, Thiago Tirante (267 °) and Juan Pablo Ficovich (247 °) they won their respective duels and were among the top eight in the tournament.
The native of the city of La Plata faced against the Spanish Adrián Menéndez and beat him 7-5 and 6-2. On the other hand, the one born in Berazategui He did the same with another Spaniard, Eduard Esteve Lobato, 2-6, 7-6 (5) and 6-4.
After their victories, both tennis players were installed in the quarterfinals of the Ecuadorian competition. In this way, the place for the semis will be defined: Facundo Mena (322 °) against Genaro Olivieri (349 °) (both Argentines), Alexis Gautier (444 °) against Mathieu Perchicot (454 °) (both French), Tirante will go against the Chilean Gonzalo Lama (417 °) and Ficovich against the Spanish Pol Martín Tiffon (453 °).