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Americans Chris Hanson and Faraz Khan had a winning start to their $5, 000 U.S. Pro Series Kiva Club Open campaigns Thursday in Sante Fe, New Mexico.
Playing at more than 7, 000 feet above sea level, top-seeded Hanson and fourth-seeded Khan eased to three-game victories over Mark Broakman and Mauricio Sedano respectively to advance to Friday’s quarterfinals.
Hanson, who reached a career high ranking of eighty-five this month, will play Paraguayan Pan American Games representative Nicolas Caballero in Friday’s quarterfinals at 5pm local time. Khan will take on Englishman Anthony Graham who eliminated Franklin & Marshall alum Dylan Cunningham in his four-game first-round match.
Mexican teenager Jesus Camacho pulled off the upset of the round against Canadian Fred Reid, who at one point was ranked as high as 107, in three games. Camacho will contest his quarterfinal against France’s U.S. Junior Open finalist Auguste Dussourd.
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— Chris Hanson (@Chris_R_Hanson) September 17, 2015