Coria Advances To Second Round At Challenger Buenos Aires

Federico Coria (photo: Challenger Buenos Aires)


Top seed Federico Coria opened his title bid at the $130,000 Challenger Buenos Aires. with a hard-fought first-round win. The World No. 83 defeated local wild card entry Juan Pablo Ficovich 7-6(4), 2-6, 6-3 on Tuesday.

Coria won one point more than his rival in this two hour and 28 minutes battle. Next up for the 31-year-old Argentine will be Brazilian qualifier Joao Lucas Reis, who upset Facundo Bagnis of Argentina 6-7(2), 7-5, 7-6(5) after three hours and 29 minutes, the longest encounter of the day.


(1) Federico Coria (ARG) def. (WC) Juan Pablo Ficovich (ARG) 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-3

(7) Francisco Comesaña (ARG) def. (Q) Marco Trungelliti (ARG) 6-4, 6-3

(8) Jan Choinski (GBR) def. Thiago Monteiro (BRA) 6-3, 1-6, 6-3

(Q) Renzo Olivo (ARG) def. (WC) Román Andrés Burruchaga (ARG) 6-0, 6-4

Mariano Navone (ARG) def. (Q) Murkel Alejandro Dellien Velasco (BOL) 6-2, 6-2

(Q) Gonzalo Villanueva (ARG) def. (Q) Juan Bautista Torres (ARG) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3

(Q) Joao Reis da Silva (BRA) def. Facundo Bagnis (ARG) 6-7 (2), 7-5, 7-6 (5)

(SE) Andrea Pellegrino (ITA) def. (ALT) Guido Andreozzi (ARG) 7-5, 6-2

Luciano Darderi (ITA) def. Felipe Meligeni Rodrigues Alves (BRA) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

Jozef Kovalik (SVK) def. Lukas Neumayer (AUT) 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-4