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Juan Camilo Vargas (left) with the Squash Colombia Challenger trophy

Squash Colombia Challenger: Top Seed Vargas Takes Crown

World No.76 Juan Camilo Vargas claimed victory on home soil at the weekend, winning the Squash Colombia Challenger in convincing fashion.

Like all events on the Challenger Tour right now, the tournament was limited to domestic-only entries, meaning only Colombian players entered into the 16-man draw.

Vargas received a bye for the first round, and in the following three matches, he did not drop a game, and spent just 85 minutes on court to take the fifth title of his professional career.

He got the better of Juan Jose Torres in the quarter-finals, dispatching his compatriot in just 21 minutes, before overcoming No.4 seed Andres Herrera in the last four of the tournament.

Vargas then came up against No.2 seed Edgar Ramirez Bautista in the final, but following a five-game clash with Ronald Palomino the day before, Ramirez Bautista never looked comfortable on court. It took the World No.76 under half an hour to secure the victory, his fifth on Tour.

Results: Squash Colombia Challenger
Final
[1] Juan Camilo Vargas (COL) bt [2] Edgar Ramirez Bautista (COL) 3-0: 11-3, 11-2, 11-6 (29m)

Semi-Finals
[1] Juan Camilo Vargas (COL) bt [4] Andres Herrera (COL) 3-0: 11-3, 11-3, 13-11 (35m)
[2] Edgar Ramirez Bautista (COL) bt [3] Ronald Palomino (COL) 3-2: 11-7, 11-5, 8-11, 5-11, 12-10 (66m)

Quarter-Finals
[1] Juan Camilo Vargas (COL) bt [7] Juan Jose Torres (COL) 3-0: 11-2, 11-9, 11-5 (21m)
[4] Andres Herrera (COL) bt [8] Mateo Restrepo Pedroza (COL) 3-0: 11-4, 11-3, 11-5 (22m)
[3] Ronald Palomino (COL) bt [5] Felipe Tovar (COL) 3-1 11-4, 8-11, 11-5, 12-10 (45m)
[2] Edgar Ramirez Bautista (COL) bt Juan Pablo Gomez (COL) 3-0: 11-8, 12-10, 11-8 (33m)

Round One
[7] Juan Jose Torres (COL) bt Federico Torres (COL) 3-0: 11-4, 11-8, 11-8 (20m)
[8] Mateo Restrepo Pedroza (COL) bt Sebastian Rodriguez (COL) 3-2: 12-10, 11-9, 5-11, 11-13, 13-11 (51m)
[4] Andres Herrera (COL) bt Erick Herrera (COL) 3-0: 11-4, 11-5, 11-5 (31m)
[5] Felipe Tovar (COL) bt Joaquin Fernandez (COL) 3-0: 11-7, 11-7, 11-9 (24m)
Juan Pablo Gomez (COL) bt [6] Nicolas Serna (COL) 3-1: 11-8, 11-4, 9-11, 12-10 (38m)

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