With a lot of South American presence, Thursday’s session at the Challenger of Santiago III it was not the best for the Argentines. The victories of Juan Pablo Varillas (127º) and Tomás Barrios Vera (154º).
The two albiceleste players who played their matches could not get their victories. Juan Ignacio Lóndero (157º) fell in a great game against the Brazilian Felipe Alves (205º) by 6-2, 3-6 and 4-6 in 2 hours and 30 minutes of play.
Thiago Tirante (206º) was the other one who said goodbye to the Chilean contest after suffering a hard defeat against Gerald Melzer (514º) by 2-6 and 0-6. Now, both executioners of the Argentines will face each other in search of a place among the best four.
The duel between the locals was left in the hands of Barrios, after a resounding 6-0 and 6-1 against his compatriot, Diego Flores.
For his part, Varillas, seeded number 3, did his duty and dispatched Dalibor Svrcina 6-4, 1-6 and 6-4.
On Friday there will be a great duel between Juan Manuel Cerúndolo (103º) and Sebastián Báez (140º), so there is already an Argentine confirmed in the semifinals. Will also play Francisco Cerúndolo (110º) before the brazilian Matheus Almeida (315º) .