All eight internationals crash out in Cordoba Open women's qualifiers

Cordoba Open women's qualifiers are in the books, with all international (non-Spanish and Argentinian) left knocked out in either the first or the second round

All eight internationals crash out in Cordoba Open women's qualifiers

The Cervezas Victoria Cordoba Open women's qualifiers reached their conclusion on Wednesday morning, with all eight international (non-Spanish or Argentinian) participants failing to make the final tournament.

The Cordoba Open already has plenty of international representation through direct qualification - seven of the 28 players in the women's bracket, and three more on the men's side.

Wednesday was the third and final day of the Cordoba Open women's qualifying: here is what went down on the courts at the Club La Catedral del Pádel.

The four chosen ones

While all four 'final' games started at the same time, Spanish duo Marina Guinart and Nuria Rodríguez were the first to finish. In 53 minutes, they played the international pairing of Italian Giulia Sussarello and Uruguayan Andreína De Los Santos off the court: 6-26-0. Guinart and Rodríguez qualify without having dropped a set, and will now face a former number one pairing. The Atomic Twins Majo and Mapi Sánchez Alayeto await in the round of 32.

Marina Guinart and Nuria Rodríguez are through to the Cordoba Open round of 32

Perhaps the biggest upset of the day came in the second of the finals. The qualy's top-seeded tandem Ana Fernández de Ossó and former number one Cecilia Reiter were upset by the young duo that is Sofía Saiz and Marina Martínez Lobo. Winning in straight sets, 6-3 and 6-4, Saiz and Martínez Lobo qualify for the final phase of an Open for the fifth time this season.

READ: Men's Cordoba Open qualifiers come to completion, one international through

The third final was between two new pairings, namely Araceli Martínez and Nuria Vivancos against 27th seeded Julia Polo and Jimena Velasco. The latter pairing won, again in straight sets, and again in 6-3, 6-4 in just under an hour and a half.

One more ticket to the Cordoba Open was available, fought out between Nela Brito and Sweden's Amanda Girdo against Spanish duo Lucía Pérez Parra and Claudia Fernández. Despite being the lower-ranked team, it was Pérez Parra and Fernández who emerged victorious. In a game that lasted an hour and 43 minutes, it finished 6-37-5.

Internationals at the Cordoba Open women's qualifiers

Besides the aforementioned Susarello and De Los Santos, who fell in one final, and Girdo, who lost in another, more players from around the world took the stage in Cordoba.

Italy's Carlotta Casali Vannicelli and her Spanish sidekick Sandra Hernández fell short in the first qualifying round. They took Pérez Parra and Fernández to three sets, winning the second one 1-6, but were beaten 6-4 in both the first and third set to end their dream of making the Cordoba Open.

Italy's Carlotta Casali Vannicelli played three sets but fell short in the first round

The same fate was suffered by Brazilian player Manuela Schuck Silva and her Spanish counterpart Marta Caparros. Despite making it out of pre-qualy on Monday morning, it was not to be. In a very close game, they lost 6-44-67-6 (3) in the first round.

Italian tandem Chiara Pappacena and Giorgia Marchetti were beaten comprehensively in the first round as well, Reiter and Fernández de Ossó beating them 6-26-3.

Finally, Belgian star Helena Wyckaert was also eliminated in the first round in three sets. 2-6, 7-5, 1-6

Have a look below what the full draw for the women's Cervezas Victoria Córdoba Open 2021 now looks like:

 

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