Mexico's Garza gets six-month corruption ban


London (AFP)

Mexican tennis player Daniel Garza has been suspended for six months and fined US$5,000 after being found guilty of a breach of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP), the International Tennis Federation announced Tuesday.

Garza was found to have attempted to influence the outcome of a match at the ITF USA Futures 11 tournament at Calabasas, California, in March 2015.

The case was based on a Tennis Integrity Unit investigation and considered by independent anti-corruption officer Richard H. McLaren at a hearing in Miami on September 12.

Garza is currently ranked 1,064 in singles and achieved a career-high ranking of 294 in 2012.