Peruvian Schoolboy Elias Ousts Home Hope In Argentina

Qualifier Diego Elias, a 16-year-old schoolboy from Peru, produced a sensational upset in the opening round of the ACHS Resistencia Regatas Open - Tour de las Americas when he ousted experienced local hope Hernan D'Arcangelo to claim an unexpected place in the quarter-finals of the PSA World Tour Challenger 10 squash event at Club Regatas Resistencia in Resistencia, Argentina.

Elias, who showed his potential last September when he became the youngest ever winner of the Pan American Junior U19 Championship, battled for 42 minutes in his maiden appearance in a Tour event to overcome D'Arcangelo, a 32-year-old from Cordoba, 11-6, 12-10, 13-11.

The young teenager now has another Argentinean in his sights. Elias will face fellow qualifier Leandro Romiglio, a Spain-based 22-year-old who upset Jan Koukal, the top seed from the Czech Republic, 11-7, 15-13, 10-12, 11-9.
There was further upset in the other half of the draw where local qualifier Robertino Pezzota despatched Canadian Michael McCue 11-6, 11-4, 11-3.

Australian Matthew Karwalski now becomes favourite to take the title after seeing off Mexican Fernando Lopez 11-5, 11-6, 11-2.

The No2 seed from New South Wales now faces Canada's Matthew Serediak, a 14-16, 11-6, 11-5, 11-6 winner over Argentina wildcard Fernando Molina.

Quarter-final line-up:
[2] Matthew Karwalski (AUS) v Matthew Serediak (CAN)
[3] Arturo Salazar (MEX) v [Q] Robertino Pezzota (ARG)
[4] Jaymie Haycocks (ENG) v Gonzalo Miranda (ARG)
[Q] Leandro Romiglio (ARG) v [Q] Diego Elias (PER)
RESULTS: PSA Challenger 10 ACHS Resistencia Regatas Open - Tour de las Americas, Resistencia, Argentina

1st round:
[2] Matthew Karwalski (AUS) bt Fernando Lopez (MEX) 11-5, 11-6, 11-2 (25m)
Matthew Serediak (CAN) bt [WC] Fernando Molina (ARG) 14-16, 11-6, 11-5, 11-6 (46m)
[Q] Robertino Pezzota (ARG) bt Michael McCue (CAN) 11-6, 11-4, 11-3 (27m)
[3] Arturo Salazar (MEX) bt Joe Chapman (IVB) 11-4, 11-5, 11-5 (23m)
[4] Jaymie Haycocks (ENG) bt [Q] Josue Enriquez (GUA) 11-5, 11-3, 11-7 (31m)
Gonzalo Miranda (ARG) bt Juan Pablo Roude (ARG) 7-11, 13-11, 11-9, 8-11, 11-8 (76m)
[Q] Diego Elias (PER) bt Hernan D'Arcangelo (ARG) 11-6, 12-10, 13-11 (42m)
[Q] Leandro Romiglio (ARG) bt [1] Jan Koukal (CZE) 11-7, 15-13, 10-12, 11-9 (46m)

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