Hugo Dellien and Enrique Lopez Perez win titles


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Hugo Dellien and Enrique Lopez Perez win titles

* Zhuhai, China, $54,160+H (Outdoor Hard) : The 27-year-old Spaniard Enrique Lopez Perez has won the first Challenger title following a 6-1, 6-4 win over Evgeny Karlovskiy in 63 minutes. Enrique lost just nine points on serve and was the dominant figure on the return as well, stealing almost half of the points in Karlovskiy's games to earn ten break chances and convert four, controlling the scoreboard all the time.

Lopez Perez broke at love in game five with a drop shot winner and secured the opener with a smash winner in game seven for a 6-1. Karlovskiy stayed in touch in set number two until 4-5 when he served to stay in the match, allowing Enrique to break him with a forehand down the line winner and seal the deal for his most significant title in a career so far.

* Santiago, Chile, $54,160+H (Outdoor Clay) : An in-form Bolivian Hugo Dellien had a great Golden Swing, advancing into the quarter-final in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo before heading to Santiago where he claimed the fourth Challenger title in a career, beating Tung-Lin Wu 5-7, 7-6, 6-1 in two hours and five minutes.

The 20-year-old Wu played in the first final at this level and he fought well in the opening two sets before Hugo seized control in the second set tie break to dominate in the rest of the encounter and lift the trophy, the first since Vicenza last June.

Hugo played better and better as the match progressed, staying in touch with the youngster who pushed him to the limits, facing eight break points in the opener and two in the second set. Tung-Lin secured four breaks and gave serve away five times, unable to secure the win in the second set tie break and fading from the court in set number three to hand the title to Dellien.