The $50, 000 PSA Abierto Colombiano main draw is guaranteed to have at least one American in the main draw, after Chris Hanson and Todd Harrity won their first qualifying matches Monday and drew each other in the qualifying finals at El Nogal Club in Bogota.
The U.S. men’s Pan American Games team—Chris Gordon, Hanson, and Harrity—all traveled to Colombia as a part of qualifying.
Harrity was the first in action against Belgium’s Jan Van Den Herrewegen, who pushed Harrity into five games, but lost in forty-eight minutes 11-3, 13-15, 11-2, 9-11, 11-6.
Hanson then made quick work of local Colombian Daniel Tajc, 11-5, 11-1, 11-7 in just sixteen minutes.
Egypt’s 2014 World Junior Team championship winner Karim El Hammamy ended the evening with the biggest qualifying upset over Gordon who was seeded second in qualifying. The nineteen-year-old from Cairo defeated Gordon, world No. 60, 12-14, 11-9, 11-5, 15-13.
Hanson and Harrity will face off at 5:15pm ET.
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