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Martín de la Puente wins International Open Club Tennis Urgell

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Yesterday in Lleida, Spain, Martín de la Puente won the International Open Club Tennis Urgell, after beating world number 82 and twenty-one year old Roberto Chamizo 7 – 6 and 6 – 0.


The right-handed fifteen year old, who started playing tennis when he was ten years old, is currently ranked 59th in the world in men’s singles, and fourth in the world in boy’s singles. Coming into the tournament, he had 14 wins and 3 losses in singles play. Earlier in the month, he played in final of the La Rioja International Open, losing to Spanish Paralympic tennis player Daniel Caverzaschi in the final 6 – 3, 5 – 7 and 4 – 6.

Forty-three year old Mexican player Rual Ortega won the consolidation final after thirty-seven year old Spaniard Raul Moreno Ciprian called off the game following three hours of play in the third game when he injured himself. They split the first two games.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 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. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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