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Miguel Rodriguez in action earlier this month at the British Open

XII Torneo Internacional: Avila and Vargas Upset Seedings in RD2

Mexico’s Alfredo Avila and Colombia’s Juan Camilo Vargas upset the seedings on day two of the XII Torneo Internacional PSA Sporta PSA World Tour Bronze event held in Guatemala and will now face each other for a place in the semi-finals.

World No.72 Avila came from a game down against Scotland’s No.4 seed Greg Lobban to win 3-11, 13-11, 11-9, 11-6 and reach the quarter finals.

Meanwhile, his opposition in the last eight – World No.105 Vargas – also upset the seedings as he prevailed against Egypt’s No.7 seed Mazen Gamal.

The Colombian was in dominant form against the Egyptian World No.67 to prevail an 11-8, 11-7, 11-4 winner.

Elsewhere, top seeds Colombia’s Miguel Rodriguez and Peru’s Diego Elias both prevailed to advance to the quarter finals of the tournament.

Rodriguez was forced to come from a game down against United States’ World No.76 Shahjahan Khan to win 9-11, 11-6, 11-4, 11-6. While, Elias put in a strong performance against Mexico’s Mario Yanez to prevail in straight games.

Rodriguez will now face Egypt’s Karim El Hammamy for a place in last four after the World No.53 prevailed in a five-game thriller with Switzerland’s Dimitri Steinmann. Elias, meanwhile, has set up a meeting with Mexico’s Arturo Salazar after he defeated France’s Victor Crouin in round two.

The other quarter final will see United States’ Chris Hanson face Mexico’s Cesar Salazar after they recorded respective wins over France’s Auguste Dussourd and Portugal’s Rui Soares.

Results: Round Two
[1] Miguel Rodriguez (COL) bt Shahjahan Khan (USA) 3-1: 9-11, 11-6, 11-4, 11-6
[6] Karim El Hammamy (EGY) bt Dimitri Steinmann (SUI) 3-2: 11-7, 11-9, 3-11, 4-11, 11-6
[8] Chris Hanson (USA) bt Auguste Dussourd (FRA) 3-1: 13-11, 11-3, 10-12, 11-9
[3] Cesar Salazar (MEX) bt Rui Soares (POR) 3-1: 11-8, 12-10, 8-11, 11-9
Alfredo Avila (MEX) bt [4] Greg Lobban (SCO) 3-1: 3-11, 13-11, 11-9, 11-6
Juan Camilo Vargas (COL) bt [7] Mazen Gamal (EGY) 3-0: 11-8, 11-7, 11-4
[5] Arturo Salazar (MEX) bt Victor Crouin (FRA) 3-0: 11-5, 11-7, 11-8
[2] Diego Elias (PER) bt Mario Yanez (MEX) 3-0: 11-7, 11-5, 11-6

Draw: Quarter Finals
[1] Miguel Rodriguez (COL) v [6] Karim El Hammamy (EGY)
[8] Chris Hanson (USA) v [3] Cesar Salazar (MEX)
Alfredo Avila (MEX) v Juan Camilo Vargas (COL)
[5] Arturo Salazar (MEX) v [2] Diego Elias (PER)

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