Acapulco, Gro., February 23rd. – Mexican tennis players had a great day at the beginning of the qualification round of Abierto de Tenis Telcel presented by HSBC, with a record of 3 victories over one loss.
The first day at Caliente Grand Stand had the best kick off with Giulian´s triumph over the first seed of the tournament, Irina Khromacheva in partials of 6-1 and 7- 5 for the pass to the next round.
With a good percentage of first services, the Mexican number 368 of the WTA ranking, surprisingly defeated the Russian who is number 120 in the ranking.
In the next match for a ticket to main draw, Olmos will face the Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia, who in turn, faced the Australian Kimberly Birrell winning by a double 6-1.
Another triumph for the mexicans was Victoria Rodríguez, who woke up after losing the first set, to end up defeating Danielle Lao, 4-6, 6-3 and 6-4. Her next rival will be the Swiss Conny Perrin, fourth seed, which eliminated the Mexican María Portillo, by a double 6-1. The winner will also be in the main draw of the AMT.
The third Aztec victory was Ana Sofía Sánchez, who defeated, in two (6-3, 7-(5)), Kathinka von Deichmann. Her rival for the ticket to the main, will be Christina McHale, third seed and runner-up of AMT2014, who defeated Katie Swan, in two 6-0, 6-3.
In the men’s singles, the Mexican weren’t so lucky, after three defeats. Lucas Gómez lost against Bernard Tomic in three sets ( 1-6, 7-5, 6-0).
Meanwhile, Juan Alejandro Hernández, fell against the third seed, Ryan Harrison of the United States, who won by 7-5 and 6-2. Harrison will look for this Sunday to secure his pass against spaniard Adrián Menéndez-Maceiras, who gave no chance of victory to Mexican Luis Patiño, who said goodbye with a score of 2-6 and 3-6.
It was a good day for the spaniards, in addition to Menéndez-Maceiras, there are still in qualies, Guillermo García-López, who defeated Roberto Cid, and Marcel Granollers, who eliminated Kevin Krawietz. The only spainard eliminated was Roberto Ortega-Olmedo, who could not continue the match against the Russian Alexei Popyrin, and at the end of the first set (6-2), he decided to retire due to injury.
In the men doubles, Hans Hach Verdugo with the Croatian Ante Pavić, defeated Sergio Galdós and Federico Zeballo, in two sets 6-3, 6-4. While the Germans Peter Gojowczyk and Kevin Krawietz, defeated the Dominican Víctor Estrella Burgos and the Italian Federico Gaio, by partials of 6-4 and 6-3.