If he breaks his debut, Ju Reyes could challenge the tournament’s number one Michael Mmo.
Tyler (USA) – Five Brazilians will be in contention Challengers on European clay, in Germany and the Czech Republic, two other national tennis players chose to compete on hard courts in the United States. Pernambugan Joao Lucas Reyes has entered directly into the main draw of Tyler’s challenge, while São Paulo’s Gustavo Hyde will compete in the Qualifiers. The tournament awards US$ 80,000 along with 75 ATP points to the champion.
After advancing a round playing in Little Rock last week, Jonah Reis made his debut against local guest Adam Neff in Tyler, a 22-year-old tennis player currently committed to the North American university circuit. If successful, the 23-year-old from Pernambuco and ranked 272nd could cross the path of world number 123 premier Michael Mmo.
In the same quadrant of the bracket is the 19-year-old American Bruno Kusuhara, the son of Brazilians and born in São Paulo, but has lived in America since childhood. The former youth No. 1 and current No. 633 in the professional rankings is making his debut against a qualified tennis player and could face French No. 5 Antoine Escophier or Estonian Marc Lazal if he wins his debut match.
Qualifying disputes begin on Sunday with the Brazilian participation of Gustavo Heide. The 21-year-old from Sao Paulo and ranked 442nd made his debut against 19-year-old Polish player Max Kasznikowski, 319. If he wins, Haidt will face Argentina’s Mathias Descott or Mexico’s Ernesto Escobedo.