On the third day of competition, the Challenger of Santiago II It was 100% effective for South American tennis, with six places already secured for the quarterfinals.
In the first turn, Francisco Cerúndolo (109th), the oldest of the brothers, imposed his hierarchy to take the duel against the French Alexis gautier by 6-4 and 6-2 in just 1 hour and 12 minutes of play. In search of a place in the semis, he will face the locals Gonzalo Lama (326 °), who comes from leaving out the Portuguese Goncalo Oliveira by 6-4, 3-6 and 7-5.
The second Argentine to celebrate was the seed number 5, Sebastián Baez (138º), after turning a tough game against the American Nick Chappell (334º) by 5-7, 6-4 and 6-1.
Already in the quarterfinals, the Buenos Aires player waits for the winner among the Albicelestes Nicolás Kicker (276º) and Facundo Mena (245º), who play in the last turn of the day.
There will be at least six South Americans in the quarterfinals because on Thursday the Chilean Nicolás Jarry (216 °) will meet the Albiceleste Facundo Díaz Acosta (360 °) while Camilo Ugo Carabelli (219 °) will meet the Bolivian Hugo Dellien (128 °) .