While Facundo Bagnis was awarded this Sunday the Ambato Tennis Challenger, in Ecuador, Juan Manuel Cerúndolo defeated Facundo Díaz Acosta 6-3, 3-6 and 6-4 in a final between Argentines, and won the title in the Tennis Challenger of Coquimbo, in Chile.
Bagnis, born in Armstrong, Santa Fe, and ranked 114th in the ATP world ranking, beat the Brazilian Reis Da Silva (448), after 1 hour and 49 minutes of contest by 7-6 (9- 7) and 6-4.
In this way, the Santa Fe native, second favorite for the title, established himself in Ambato, a challenger that was played on clay courts and distributed prizes of $53,120.
With this achievement by Facundo Bagnis, Argentine tennis players won 21 tournaments in the Challenger category this year, which is second in importance to the ATP.
Earlier, the porteño John Manuel Certainly (156) had achieved for the country the twentieth Challenger of the season by beating his compatriot Facundo Díaz Acosta (228), also born in the City of Buenos, by 6-3, in the decisive match of the Coquimbo tournament, in Chile, 3-6 and 6-4.
Cerúndolo, owner of five tournaments in this category throughout his career, prevailed in a changing match after 2 hours and 25 minutes of play. The tournament also awarded prizes of $53,120.