Rip Curl Pro Junior Series
WSL Junior Event
Mar del Plata, Argentina
30 March - 3 April 2015
Women's quarterfinalists decided at Mar del Plata
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 1 April, 2015 - Playa Grande, Argentina - Tuesday began with the girls hitting the water at the Rip Curl Pro Junior Series in Mar del Plata, Argentina. Round 1 was completed with waves in the 1-to-2 foot (0.5 meter) range at Playa Grande. Despite the small conditions, Miluska Tello (PER) was unstoppable on her way to reaching the Quarterfinals.
Tello, who is the reigning 2014 WSL South America Pro Junior Series champion, once again showed why she is the best Under-20 female surfer on the South American continent. Currently, she leads the 2015 rankings after taking out the Rip Curl Pro Junior event in San Bartolo, Peru. The contest in Mar del Plata is the second of four WSL South America Pro Junior Series competitions that act as qualifying events for the WSL Pro Junior World Championship.
In Heat 1 of Round 1, Tello earned a 7.25 and a 6.75 on her two best waves for a 14.00 heat total, the highest of the day. Lucia Indurain (ARG) advanced in 2nd place, while Dominik Pupo (BRA), sister of Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour surfer Miguel Pupo (BRA), was eliminated along with Yohana Sarandini (BRA).
In Heat 2 of Round 1, Florianopolis native Marina Rezende (BRA) took control of the waves at Playa Grande in her heat victory. Vania Torres (PER) also advanced by defeating Josefina Ane (ARG) and Evelyn Gontier (ARG).
Local knowledge came in to play, as the majority of the Quarterfinalists are part of the Argentine contingent. Catarina Mercere (ARG), Lucia Cosoleto (ARG) and Lucia Indurain (ARG) will represent the host country at the Rip Curl Pro Junior Series in Mar del Plata.
When competition continues, Tello will face Torres in Heat 1 of the Quarterfinals. In Heat 2, Indurain will come up against Rezende. Cosoleto will take on Luara Thompson (BRA) in Heat 3, and the lone Chilean, Lorena Fica (CHL) will battle Mercere in Heat 4 as they all compete for U$2,500 in prize money and 1,000 WSL ranking points.