Daniel Garza handed six-month ban after being hit with match-fixing charge
Mexican Daniel Garza has been banned for six months and handed a US$5,000 (£4,060) fine after being found guilty of a match-fixing charge.
The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) found Garza had "attempted to influence the outcome" of a match at the ITF USA Futures 11 tournament in Calabasas, California last March. Garza did not play in the tournament.
"The suspension applies with immediate effect and means that he is excluded from competing in, or attending, any tournament or event organised or sanctioned by the governing bodies of the sport," a TIU statement read.
The TIU conducted an investigation into the allegation before independent anti-corruption hearing officer Richard H McLaren heard the case on September 12 in Miami.
Garza, 31, was found guilty of breaching Section D.1.d of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program, which states "no covered person shall, directly or indirectly, contrive or attempt to contrive the outcome or any other aspect of any event."
Garza's singles ranking is 1,065 in the world, with a career-high mark of 294 in 2012.