12 games complete this Tuesday the first round in the Challenger of Santiago, a tournament that continues with the South American tour of brick dust and that distributes 52 thousand dollars in prizes.
In albiceleste duel, Nicolas Kicker (276 °) he defeated Juan Manuel Cerúndolo (102nd) 6-0 and 6-1 and now he will meet Facundo Mena (245th), winner on Monday.
In addition, the platense Thiago Tirante (206 °) He also had no problems defeating Juan Ignacio Londero (157 °) from Cordoba 6-2 and 6-3 and now he will face the Austrian Gerard Melzer (514 °) who gave an account of another albiceleste: Guido Andreozzi (264 °).
Francisco Cerúndolo (105 °) defeated the Colombian lucky loser Cristian Rodríguez (42nd) by 6-3, 3-6 and 6-2 and will collide with the French Alexis Gautier (349 °) for a place in quarters.
From less to more it was Camilo Ugo Carabelli (219 °) to beat Peruvian Nicolás Alvarez 7-5 and 6-1 (411 °) and his next rival will be the Bolivian Hugo Dellien (128 °), champion last Sunday in Lima, who now beat the Monegasque Lucas Catarina (350 °) by 4-6, 6-3 and 6-3.
There was also a local celebration: Gonzalo Lama (326th in the ATP ranking), He got a good victory in his debut, defeating Brazilian Felipe Meligeni (205th), and eighth seed of the tournament, 4-6, 6-3 and 6-3. Now, he will face the Portuguese Goncalo Oliveira (309 °), who left the American Oliver Crawford (403 °) on the road.
At the end of the day, two trans-Andean duels: Juan Pablo Ficovich (259 °) faces the Chilean Nicolás Jarry (216 °). The winner will be with the Argentine Facundo Díaz Acosta (360 °), emerged from the classification, or the local Tomás Barrios Vera (154 °).