Thomas Carter writes in to recap the Bolivia Grand Slam Saturday events:
“Saturday was our last full day here in Cochabamba. There were some good matches throughout the day. In singles, Rocky Carson advanced to the finals by beating Mario Mercado on his home courts in a tiebreaker. In the other semifinal, Conrado Moscoso took out Alvaro Beltran to earn his spot in the finals. In the doubles final, Conrado Moscoso and Roland Keller took down Rocky and Felipe Camacho in two tight games to earn their first IRT doubles title. The crowd was pumped.
Personally, I spent most of the day exploring the city. It was nice to get a chance to see a bit of Cochabamba. Some of the places I visited included the mountainside, el Cristo de la Concordia, and also the house of Simón Patiño. Simón Patiño was a Bolivian industrialist in the early 1900’s who was one of the wealthiest people in the world at the time. He earned his fortune from mining and is well known for doing a lot of good things for Bolivia and the city of Cochabamba. Anyways, it was nice to learn a little about Bolivian history and also to see more of the Cochabamba.
The night ended with a party at the house of the main sponsor. The party was a lot of fun. They served us a lotta good food and drinks. It was a great way to end our last night in Bolivia.”
– Thomas Carter, IRT Pro Player