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IMG Academy tennis players shine at COSAT International Tournament

Lalita Devarakonda serving at the COSAT International Tournament

Two IMG Academy tennis players, Lalita Devarakonda and Helena Kuppig, stood out at the recent COSAT International Tournament in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Jan 19-26. India native Devarakonda reached the 14s singles quarterfinals after upsetting No. 4 ranked Gabriella Cevallos. German native Kuppig had two consecutive wins in the 16s singles, before coming up short in a tough three-setter.

Devarakonda also competed in the doubles, pairing up with Emiliana Arango of Colombia. Devarakonda again shined, as she and Arango won five matches in straight sets to win the doubles tournament.

Lalita Devarakonda's singles results:
Def Sofia Murcia of Colombia 6-3 6-3
Def Carolina Alvarez of Ecuador (#15 COSAT) 6-0 6-1
Def Gabriella Cevallos of Ecuador (#4 COSAT) 6-2 6-2
Lost to Grana Pedred of Brazil (#1 COSAT, won tournament) 6-2  6-3

Helena Kuppig singles results:
Def Mia Rodriguez of Peru 6-0 6-0
Def Beatriz Santiago of Brazil 6-3 6-2
Lost to Florencia Rossi of Uruguay (#23 COSAT) 4-6 6-3 6-2

Lalita Devarakonda (middle right) wins in doubles at COSAT International Tournament held in Guayaquil, Ecuador

Lalita Devarakonda’s doubles results:

Devarakonda/Arango def Ramirez/Alvarez 6-0 6-1
Devarakonda/Arango def Alban/Gonzalez (#3 seed) 6-4 6-2
 Devarakonda/Arango def Gasparin/Grana Pedretti (#7 seed) 6-4 7-5
 Devarakonda/Arango def Cordelo/Trabulse 6-3 6-3
 Devarakonda/Arango def Marrufo/Morales (#4 seed) 6-3 6-0