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Bernal, Meza, Lasso and Jauregui to play in wheelchair tennis’s Ecuador Open semifinal

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Colombia’s Angelica Bernal, Ecuador’s Alexandra Meza, Ecuador’s Carolina Lasso and Peru’s Pilar Jauregui are all playing in the Cuenca Tenis Club Via a San Joaquin Cuenca hosted Ecuador Open women’s singles semifinal. World 48 Bernal takes on Meza who is ranked 150th, while world 140 Lasso plays 79th ranked Jauregui.

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In the last meeting between Bernal and Meza at the Quito Open earlier in the year, Bernal easily won 2 – 6 and 1 – 6. Lasso and Jauregui have met two times before, with Jauregui winning 2 – 6 and 3 – 6 at this year’s Copa Quito Tenis y Golf Club, and winning 0 – 6 and 1 – 6 at the 2012 edition of the Ecuador Open.

 

Neither Bernal nor Jauregui had to play quarterfinal matches, and come into their matches fresh.  Meza defeated Peru’s Maria Castillo 6 – 2 and 6 – 0 to earn her spot.  Meanwhile, Lasso beat countrywoman Sarita Carlosama after Carlosama retired in the first set.

 

The competition for the men’s, women’s and quad concludes later today.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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