The Blumenau Challenger, which takes place in Brazil on clay and distributes 37.5 thousand dollars in prizes, continued this Tuesday with a good Argentine presence and happiness: Genaro Olivieri, Juan Pablo Paz and Gonzalo Villanueva won.
The most notable was Paz’s victory. The man born in Quilmes, today 437th in the world, won an experienced battle against the Chilean Gonzalo Lama. It was 6-7 (1), 7-6 (9) and 6-3 in almost three hours of play and after lifting a match point. The American Noah Rubin will be his rival in search of the quarterfinals.
In addition, Villanueva reacted to get into the second round. The man from Entre Ríos (419th) defeated the Spanish Carlos Gimeno 0-6, 6-3 and 6-1. His next rival will be the Uruguayan, born in Argentina, Ignacio Carou (768th), who accounted for the local guest Joao Loureiro 6-4, 1-6, 6-3.
Finally, Olivieri, third seed and 309th ATP, took advantage of the loss of the local José Pereira who left when they were 6-2 and 2-0. Now he will face the Colombian Cristian Rodríguez who had won on Monday.