Lucas Gomez, Alejandro Hernandez, Fernanda Contreras and Maria Portillo say
good bye to the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC
Acapulco, Gro., 22th of february 2020.-
Despite coming from behind to win the first set, the Mexican Lucas Gomez was eliminated from the qualifying phase of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC, after falling in three sets against the Colombian Daniel Elahi Galán, eighth seed, in the match played in the Grand Stand Caliente.
A very even match in the first set that was defined with three games won consecutively by the Mexican who was down 4-5, including a break in the service of the South American. During the break, Lucas requested medical assistance for some physical problems. Despite the discomforts, Gomez began breaking the second set, but could not keep up and the rest of the game and was overcome; the second went to Galan 6-1.
With considerable problems, Lucas Gomez remained on the court to play the third set, but the Colombian took advantage of the circumstances and was clearly better to prevail 6-2 in the final.
The second mexican who went into action was Alejandro Hernandez, who fought well in the first set, but in the end he was defeated by Marcos Giron of the United States, 113 of the ATP, who imposed his greatest hierarchy with partials of 7-5 and 6- 1, in two hours of play, leaving the men’s qualification draw without national presence.
In the women’s draw there was also no luck for the two mexican representatives who participated via wild card. Experienced american Nicole Gibbs, had no trouble defeating Fernanda Contreras, player of the mexican team in the Federation Cup, which she defeated by a categorical 6-2 and 6-3.
Meanwhile, Maria Portillo Ramirez, could not offer much resistance against the Italian Francesca Di Lorenzo, who took the victory and the pass to the second round of the tournament, with a 6-3 and 6-1 victory.
Men, Round 1 Singles Qualy
Damir Dzumhur (BIH) 6-1, 6-4 Joao Menezes (BRA)
Alex Bolt (AUS) 7-6 (2), 4-6, 7-6 (7) Sebastian Ofner (AUT)
Daniel Haltmaier (ALE) 6-3, 6-2 Ryan Harrison (USA)
Tommy Paul (USA) 7-6 (7), 1-0, Ret. Danilo Petrovic (SRB)
Jason Jung (TPE) 6-2, 6-2 Steven Diez (CAN)
Taro Daniel (JAP) 6-3, 4-3, ret. Max Purcell (AUS)
Women, Round 1 Singles Qualy
Kaja Juvan (SLO) 7-6 (5), 7-6 (2) Nadia Podoroska (ARG)
Giulia Gatto-Monticone (ITA) 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 Astra Sharma (AUS)
Caroline Dolehide (USA) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 Martina Trevisan (ITA)
Leylah Fernández (CAN) 6-3, 6-1 Lizette Cabrera (AUS)
Varvara Lepchenko (USA) 7-5, 6-4 Allie Kiick (USA)
Verónica Cepede Royg (PAR) 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-1 Laura Arruabarrena (ESP)
Sara Errani (ITA) 6-1, 6-2 Stefanie Voegele (SUI)
Anhelina Kalinina (UCR) 6-3, 6-1 Kristina Kucova (SVK)
Xiyu Wang (CHIN) 6-3, 6-4 Mayo Hibi (JAP)