Published on June 5th, 2014 | by John Lyons0
Lama loses, but it´s joy for Jarry
Chilean number two Gonzalo Lama found the might of Bosnia´s Damir Dzumhur too much to handle in Romania.
Lama (266) went down to a 6-4, 6-2 defeat against the fifth seed in the Challenger tournament in Arad, which is played on clay and has prize money of US $35,000.
It was no great surprise bearing in mind that Dzumhur (129) is much higher than Lama in the rankings.
However, fellow Chilean Nicolás Jarry showed it is possible to upset the odds by romping into the quarter-finals of the Spain Futures 12 at the Rozas Club in Madrid.
The 18-year-old, ranked 513, demolished Spain´s Ivan Arenas-Gualda (371) in the second round. Jarry stormed to a superb 6-1, 6-1 victory to book his place in the last eight.
Tomorrow he meets another Spaniard, Oriol Roca, in the quarter-finals. Jarry will again be the underdog as his opponent is the fifth seed and 398th in the world rankings.
Christian Garín, the fourth seed, will also be in quarter-final action tomorrow in Madrid. He takes on Frenchman Alexis Musialek (465), who is the eighth seed in the Madrid clay-court event, which has a prize fund of US $10,000.
Garín and Jarry are on opposite sides of the draw, so would have to reach the final if they´re to come face to face.