Emotional Guerrero and Piotto make first-ever main draw at Santander - Cantabria Open

Qualifying for the Adeslas Santander - Cantabria Open came to an end on Tuesday evening, with one couple from pre-qualifying going all the way to make the main draw.

Emotional Guerrero and Piotto make first-ever main draw at Santander - Cantabria Open

Qualifying for the Adeslas Santander - Cantabria Open came to an end on Tuesday evening, with one couple from pre-qualifying going all the way to make the main draw.

Francisco Guerrero and Ignacio Piotto will be among the best players in the world for the first time, winning all five of their qualifying matches.

Find out how they and the rest of the players got on in the match reports below.

Perino/Alba vs Gil/Huete

The first of the four finals saw Denis Perino and Sergio Alba face off against Diego Gil and Mario Huete.

With no breaks to report on after ten games, Perino and Alba found a way through to take the set 7-5 and put a foot in the main draw.

While Gil and Huete tried to take the match to a third set, it was not to be. Perino and Alba broke twice and completed their quest, winning 7-5 6-2.

Bueno/Quílez vs Muñoz/Vilariño

Catalan duo Toni Bueno and Marc Quílez stepped onto court 2 next in their bid against Jaime Muñoz and Ignacion Vilariño.

Like in the match before, there was no separation until 5-5 in the first set. Muñoz and Vilariño took it 5-7, but were not equipped in the second frame to defend a comeback.

Bueno and Quílez, who are regulars in making it into the main draw, turned the match around completely, winning 6-4 in the second and 6-4 again in the third to win the encounter.

Guerrero/Piotto vs González/Solano

Francisco Guerrero and Ignacio Piotto were one step away from making their first-ever main draw in World Padel Tour. The final hurdle came in the form of Miguel Gonzále and José Solano.

Despite reaching these heights in qualifying, there were no nerves from Guerrero and Piotto, who took the first set playing solid padel by 6-4.

Coming all the way from pre-qualifying, heavy legs perhaps played more of a factor as the match went on. Solano and González broke at 5-5, but were counterbroken to take it to the tie-break.

In it, Guerrero and Piotto emerged victorious to qualify for the main draw for the very first time: 6-4 7-6.

Cepero/Moya vs Meléndez/Alfaro

Finally, an all-Spanish affair saw Álvaro Cepero and Jesús Moya take on Pedro Meléndez and Cándido Alfaro for a ticket to the main draw.

Cepero and Moya were the favourites coming into the match and it showed, the couple breaking and holding on to win 6-4.

They marched on in the second set, taking a 5-0 lead, but were counterbroken by Meléndez and Alfaro. The latter pair could not complete the comeback, however, and the match finished 6-4 6-3. 

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