Cachin Leads Parma Challenger Entry List

Pedro Cahin (photo: Nicola Rosati)

PARMA/STARNBERG, September 14, 2022

Following the Emilia-Romagna Tennis Cup, held in Montechiarugolo in June, the ATP Challenger Tour will return to the Province of Parma for a second time this season. The third edition of the Parma Challenger presented by Iren and organized by MEF Tennis Events is scheduled for October 3 to 9. The €134,920 clay-court tournament will be hosted by the Tennis Club Parma.

Four Top 100 players headline the entry list led by World No. 58 Pedro Cachin. The 27-year-old Argentine has captured four ATP Challenger Tour titles this season and is seeking his sixth career trophy, his second on Italian soil following his triumph in Todi in July 2022. Roberto Carballes Baena of Spain, recent champion of the Copa Sevilla, Tomas Martin Etcheverry of Argentina and Serbian Dusan Lajovic round out the projected Top 4 seeds in Northern Italy.

The list of home favourites include Francesco Passaro, Marco Cecchinato, Giulio Zeppieri, Gianluca Mager, Andrea Pellegrino and Riccardo Bonadio.

“I’m happy, I already know that it will be a well organized tournament in a beautiful club,” Zeppieri stated in a press release and is looking forward to the event. “There will be many Italians on the court and I expect a good atmosphere. I want to play my tennis and if I can push myself to the maximum I know that I can experience a beautiful week.”

One week ahead of the men’s tournament the second edition of the Parma Ladies Open WTA 250 event will be staged at the same club.

Parma Challenger Entry List:

1 Pedro Cachin 58
2 Roberto Carballes Baena 73
3 Tomas Martin Etcheverry 89
4 Dusan Lajovic 92
5 Pablo Andujar 113
6 Carlos Taberner 121
7 Francesco Passaro 125
8 Jan-Lennard Struff 132
Filip Misolic 145
Marco Cecchinato 146
Franco Agamenone 147
Manuel Guinard 149
Vit Kopriva 151
Flavio Cobolli 152
Jozef Kovalik 155
Zdenek Kolar 156
Giulio Zeppieri 165
Gianluca Mager 167
Andrea Pellegrino 168
Riccardo Bonadio 174
Benoit Paire 176