Tennis - CAS upholds Mexican player's appeal against match-fixing ban

LONDON (Reuters) - Mexican player Daniel Garza has successfully appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against a six-month ban and $5,000 fine for match-fixing, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) said on Friday.

The 31-year-old, ranked 2,054 in singles, was suspended on Oct. 18 last year after a TIU investigation ruled that he had attempted to influence the outcome of a match at an ITF Futures tournament in Calabasas, California, in March 2015.

However, following the CAS ruling, Garza, who achieved a career-high ranking of 294th in 2012, is eligible to resume playing with immediate effect. The CAS panel also awarded him 3,000 Swiss francs ($2,970) towards his legal costs.

(Reporting by Ken Ferris, editing by Ed Osmond)