Leon Challenger (April 1-April 7, 2013)
Donald Young won his first event of 2013 and his 6th career challenger in Leon, Mexico on hard courts over Jimmy Wang. Formerly top 50, Young is trying to work his way back to ATP level action on the challenger circuit, and he moved back towards the top 150 with this title. Young beat Amir Weintraub in the semis while Wang beat Dudi Sela. The top two Israeli tennis players were both semifinalists. Young also beat top seed Yen-Hsun Lu in the quarterfinals.
St Brieuc Challenger (April 1-April 7, 2013)
Jesse Huta Galung won his 2nd challenger of 2013 and his 2nd challenger in France on hard courts in St. Brieuc. Galung beat Frenchmen Kenny De Schepper in the final and Jan Mertl in the semis, while De Schepper beat Martin Fischer.
Barranquilla Challenger (April 8-April 14, 2013)
Federico Del Bonis also won his 2nd challenger of 2013, again on clay, over countryman Facundo Bagnis. Del Bonis beat Pedro Sousa in the semis, while Bagnis beat Arthur De Greef and also upset top seed Santiago Giraldo in the second round.
Guadalajara Challenger (April 8-April 14, 2013)
Veteran Alex Bogomolov won the 100k challenger on hard courts in Guadalajara, Mexico, triumphing over Rajeev Ram from a set down, after beating top seed Yen-Hsun Lu and then Adrian Mannarino in the semis. Ram beat Vasek Pospisil in the semis.
Mersin Challenger (April 8-April 14, 2013)
In Mersin, Turkey, on clay, the highest ranked teen in the ATP rankings, Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic (currently 162), won the title over veteran German Simon Greul. Vesely beat Bastian Knittel in the semis while Greul toughed it out over Stephane Robert.
Itajai Challenger (April 8-April 14, 2013)
In Brazil, on clay, Brazilian Rogerio Dutra Silva beat Jozef Kovalik to capture the title. Dutra Silva is at a career high ranking of 86 and continues to improve. He beat Gastao Elias in the semis while Kovalik, a qualifier, upset Rui Machado in the second round and beat Steven Diez in the semis.
Mexico City Challenger (April 15-April 21, 2013)
In Mexico City on hard courts, Andrej Martin, who is at a career high ranking of 156, beat Adrian Mannarino and in fact avenged his loss to Mannarino in the Noumea challenger at the start of the year. Martin also beat Michal Przysiezny in the semis while Mannarino beat Dudi Sela.
Panama City Challenger (April 15-April 21, 2013)
Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo won the title on clay in Panama, dropping down from struggles on the ATP Tour to find success on the challenger circuit. He beat Alejandro Gonzalez of Colombia in the final and Gerald Melzer in the semis. Gonzalez beat Victor Estrella in the semis.
Rome Challenger (April 15-April 21, 2013)
Julian Reister was tops on clay in Rome, beating Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (who later went on to make the final in Bucharest) after beating Dusan Lajovic in the semis. Reister beat top seed Andrey Kuznetsov in round 2. Garcia-Lopez beat Simon Greul in the semis in what was a successful month of tennis for the veteran German.
Santos Challenger (April 15-April 21,2013)
In Santos, Brazil on clay, Gastao Elias of Portugal got revenge against Rogerio Dutra Silva and took the Santos Challenger. Elias, of course, had lost to Dutra Silva in the semis of the Itajai challenger the previous week. Elias beat Guido Andreozzi in the semis, while Dutra Silva beat Guilherme Clezar.
Sao Paulo 2 Challenger (April 22-April 28, 2013)
Veteran Chilean Paul Capdeville returned to the top 150 and won the clay court Sao Paulo challenger over Renzo Olivo of Argentina. Olivo is 21 and burst into the top 200. He beat Guilherme Clezar in the semis, Clezar’s second straight semi. Capdeville beat Maximo Gonzalez.
Savannah Challenger (April 22-April 28, 2013)
It has been a rough year for Ryan Harrison, but this victory in the Savannah Challenger has to boost his confidence. He is back at the cusp of the top 80 and beat Facundo Arguello, a fellow 20 year old, to take the title. Harrison also beat Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo in the semis and Wayne Odesnik in the quarters. Arguello beat Donald Young.