images-news-La-Dolfina-crowned-winners-of-the-120th-Argentine-OpenSebastian and Agustin Merlos will feature in the 2015 line-up

2015 will see both Sebastian and Agustin Merlos return to the Triple Crown. Although Sebastian has in fact participated in Triple Crown competition as La Dolfina’s substitute, replacing Juan Martin Nero in last year’s Final at Palermo, and Pelon Stirling in La Dolfina’s opening match at Palermo back in December, this is the first time in three years that he will feature in an original team line-up. It has been confirmed that Sebastian will be joining the La Aguada Las Monjitas team, where he will be playing alongside Eduardo and Alejandro Novillo Astrada and Ignacio ‘Cubi’ Toccalino. His move also means La Dolfina will have to secure a new substitute.
While Sebastian unites with La Aguada Las Monjitas, his brother Agustin is also returning to The Open after a two year long absence. Agustin will be competing as part of a rejuvenated La Aguada team following 2014 La Aguada team members Miguel Novillo Astrada and Facundo Sola statement that they have not re-signed for next season. Miguel has announced that he will be taking a break from The Open but will return for 2016, while Facundo Sola is parting ways from La Aguada in order to establish his own team, Washington.

Photograph: Sebastian Merlos (picture left) was part of the winning 2013 La Dolfina line-up.

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