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IMG Academy's Rafaella Baquerizo wins doubles title Copa Guga Kuerten ITF in Brazil

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Rafaella Baquerizo, the No. 1 ranked Girls 16s player in Ecuador, took home the doubles title at the Brazil ITF over the weekend

The IMG Academy Bollettieri Tennis program's Rafaella Baquerizo (pictured left, with doubles title in hand) turned in an impressive performance in doubles at the Copa Guga Kuerten in Brazil over the weekend. The Ecuador native partnered with Portugal's Ivone Alvaro, and the No. 1 seeded duo cruised through the competition. Beginning with a first-round bye, the trans-Atlantic team defeated each of their opponents in straight sets. In the final, they knocked off the team of Maria Vitoria Beirao (BRA) and Sofia Sualeha (POR), 6-1, 6-2.