Halep, Garrigues fall in Bogota upsets

Feb. 14, 2011 at 10:13 PM

BOGOTA, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Seeded players Simona Halep and Anabel Medina Garrigues fell in first-round upsets Monday at the Copa Colsanitas tennis tournament in Bogota.

Halep, the third-seeded Romanian, lost to France's Mathilde Johansson 7-6 (7-5), 7-5 during a rainy day on the red clay courts of Club Campestre El Rancho.

No. 8 seed Garrigues was ousted by longtime Colombian crowd favorite Catalina Castano, who prevailed in a 7-6 (7-5), 2-6, 7-6 (7-5) epic that took 3 1/2 hours to complete.

Also scoring wins on opening day were Austrians Patricia Mayr-Achleitner and Yvonne Meusburger.

A scheduled match between No. 1 seed Julia Goerges and Olivia Sanchez was postponed until Tuesday due to rain.

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