Mexicans dominate quarters in Veracruz!

There will be home interest in all of the quarter-finals in the inaugural Veracruz International after victories by 4 Mexicans in the opening round in Veracruz. 2nd seed Arturo Salazar (pic le) led the home charge with an 11-4, 11-4, 11-6 victory over wild card opponent and fellow Mexican Marco Antonio Toriz-Caddo (pic ri). Arturo’s twin brother Cesar Salazar triumphed in the top half of the draw, beating Frenchman Fabien Verseille 11-5, 11-9, 11-6 to earn a clash with 3rd seed Italian Stephane Galifi. Top seed Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) survived two tie-break games against Reiko Peter before beating the Swiss qualifier 14-12, 12-10, 11-6. Further results: Jorge Isaac Baltazar Ferreira (MEX) bt Alfredo Avila (MEX) 11-7 ret.; [3] Stephane Galifi (ITA) bt [Q] Joan Lezaud (FRA) 11-2, 11-7, 15-13 (55m); [4] Shawn Delierre (CAN) bt Erik Tepos Valtierra (MEX) 11-6, 11-7, 11-9 (33m); Eric Galvez (MEX) bt [Q] Gerardo de Paul Garcia (MEX) 11-6, 11-4, 11-5 (28m); Karim AGA Samy (EGY) bt [Q] Jonathan Uriel Ramos Islas (MEX) 11-9, 11-7, 7-11, 13-11 (72m).