This Monday began the activity in the Challenger of Santiago III with a fabulous predominance of Argentines, who took all encounters of the journey. The successes of the beginning of the tournament were Juan Manuel Cerúndolo (first seed), Juan Ignacio Londero (7th), Juan Pablo Ficovich, Nicolás Kicker, Pedro Cachín and Hernán Casanova.
The one most in need of a joy was, without a doubt, Londero. The last update of the ranking took him back to position 157 in the ranking (he was 50) and had five consecutive defeats (6-21 in the season). Nevertheless, El Topo showed good tennis and beat local Gonzalo Lama (327) 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 to advance to the round of 16 in search of reuniting with his best level.
On the other hand, the least of the Cerúndolo He eliminated the German Julian Lenz (290) with partials of 6-3, 6-3 and will face in the next instance with Cachin (274), which embittered the dream of Chilean guest Benjamin Torres (unranked) 6-3, 6-4. In that same area of the draw appears Ficovich (269), executioner of the Portuguese Goncalo Oliveira (309) by 6-3, 6-1.
Kicker (276) It is another that continues to add successes and victories. To get into the second round he erased local Wild Card Matías Soto (906) 6-3, 6-0 and to conclude Casanova (340), with a score of 6-3, 6-4, showed the American Nick Chappell (334) the exit door.