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Puerta Wins Club Colombia

March 12, 2000

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) _ Argentina’s Mariano Puerta beat second-seeded Younes El Aynaoui of Morocco 6-4, 7-6 (5) on Sunday to win the Cerveza Club Colombia tournament.

Puerta, who beat top-seeded Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil on Saturday, earned $49,500 for his second ATP Tour singles title.

The 21-year-old left-hander also reached the finals in recent tournaments in Mexico City and Santiago, Chile.

El Aynaoui had 12 aces in the match, but could not match Puerta from the baseline on the clay court.

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