Published on May 5th, 2014 | by Daniel Boyle0
Victorious Lama Rises Up Rankings
Following on from his first Challenger victory, Gonzalo Lama shot up the ATP tennis rankings. Despite a good week for other Chileans, most rankings remained steady.
Thanks to his victory in Cali, Colombia, Gonzalo Lama rose 61 places up the charts to be ranked 254 in the world. He remains second in Chile behind Hans Podlipnik (224), who rose two places despite being sidelined by injury.
Lama’s opponent Marco Trungelliti also rose into the top 300, with the Argentinian knocking over a number of seeds on his way to the final before losing to Lama in three sets. Trungelliti jumped 93 places to 293.
Matías Sborowitz was another big move, having reached the final in Iran. Despite the loss, the youngster moved 52 places ahead in the ranking to 743.
Despite winning his first professional tournament in Brazil, Christian Garín dropped two places to 412. He will take part in the F13 tournament in the USA.
Jorge Aguilar’s semi final appearance in the USA F12 tournament in Florida was not enough for him to rise in the rankings, dropping one place to 502.
Daniela Seguel (257) has impressed in the $100,000 ITF tournament in Cagnes-Sur-Mur in France, reaching the main draw after beating Irina Ramialison in the final qualifier. Seguel will face Frenchwoman Claire Feuerstein (124) in the opening round.
She teamed up with Tatiana Búa in the doubles event, knocking out the top seeds in their first match. The South American duo defeated Sandra Klementchits (Austria) and Andrea Klepac (Slovakia), both ranked within the top 100 for doubles, winning 6-3, 7-5.
Cecilia Cost fell in the second round of the qualifying tournament.