Gonzalo Escobar Wins First Pro Event|
Former All-American Gonzalo Escobar won his first professional tournament over the weekend in Ecuador.
August 13, 2014
GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador - Former Texas Tech All-American Gonzalo Escobar picked up his first and second professional titles over the weekend at the Ecuador F1 Futures held at the Guayaquil Tennis Club.
Escobar, a native of Manta, Ecuador, rolled through the competition with five straight wins to capture the singles title. He then teamed with former Florida State All-American Jean-Yves Aubone to win four straight doubles matches en route to the title.
With the two titles, Escobar improved to 30-14 in singles and 11-10 in doubles for 2014.
In singles, Escobar rolled to straight set wins over Carlos Longhi Neto, Gabriel Cocalon Jacques, Roberto Cid and Bastian Malla to reach the finals. Escobar then dispatched former USC All-American and NCAA Champion Roberto Quiroz, 6-2, 6-2, to capture the title.
In doubles, Escobar and Aubone won three straight matches to advance to the finals. Escobar and Aubone pulled the upset of Ivan Endara and Caio Silva, 7-6 (8-6), 6-2. Endara was a member of the 2011 and 2012 Ecuadorian Davis Cup team.
Escobar, who is current member of the Ecuadorian Davis Cup team, earned double All-America honors at Texas Tech in 2012 after advancing to the Sweet Sixteen in singles and the finals in doubles. Escobar is also the winningest player in Red Raider history with 181 career-combined victories.