Arklon Huertas del Pino has accepted a voluntary provisional suspension under Article 8.3.5(a) of the 2019 Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (the "Programme"), pending determination of the charge against him pursuant to Article 8 of the Programme.
Mr. Huertas del Pino, a 25-year-old player from Peru, provided a urine sample on 24 October 2019 in association with his participation in the ATP Lima Challenger event held in Lima, Peru from 21 to 27 October 2019. That sample was sent to the World Anti-Doping Agency (“WADA”) accredited laboratory in Montreal, Canada for analysis, and was found to contain cannabis. Cannabis is a Specified substance that is prohibited under category S8 of the 2019 WADA Prohibited List (Cannabinoids), and therefore is also prohibited under the Programme.
On 27 December 2019, Mr. Huertas del Pino was charged with an Anti-Doping Rule Violation under Article 2.1 of the Programme (presence of a Prohibited Substance in a Player’s Sample) and accepted a voluntary Provisionally Suspension with effect from 8 April 2020. By accepting a voluntary provisional suspension, Mr. Huertas del Pino will be eligible for credit against any period of Ineligibility subsequently imposed on him, providing that he respects the provisional suspension in full.