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Tennis: Paula Ormaechea and a tough defeat in Romania

The Santa Fe tennis player fell in the first round of the Cluj tournament against the Filipino Eala, 639 in the world, 7-5 and 6-2. Argentine tenni

The Santa Fe player fell in the first round of the Cluj tournament against the Filipino Eala, 639 in the world, 7-5 and 6-2.

Argentine tennis player Paula Ormaechea was quickly eliminated from the WTA 250 in Cluj, Romania, after losing to Philippine Alexandra Eala 7-5, 6-2.

Ormaechea, born in Sunchales 28 years ago and ranked 209 in the WTA world rankings, entered the main draw after having crossed the classification, but lost a match out of the predictions against the unknown Eala, ranked 639, after a hour and 35 minutes.

The winner will play in the round of 16 against Egyptian Mayar Sheriff (119), who surprised the top favorite for the title, French Alize Cornet (59) and beat her 6-2, 6-4.

The second seeded is the German Andrea Petkovic (91), who easily beat the local Alexandra Dulgheru (381) by 6-3, 4-1 and abandonment.