HIT AND MISS

Faro tennis champion Rui Machado came through the opening rounds of last week’s Guayaquil Equador ATP challenger only to lose out 7-6, 6-4 to Germany’s Lars Poerschke at the quarter-final stage.

Rising star and compatriot Pedro Sousa was also eliminated during the last eight encounters, going down 6-3,1-6, 3-6 to Argentine world No 146 Eduardo Schwank.

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