Lamperti and Mieres join the top three seeds in the quarters

The favourites were tested but came out on top

Lamperti and Mieres join the top three seeds in the quarters

The afternoon session of the last sixteen of the Cervezas Victoria Mijas Open 2018 saw the number 3 and 4 seeds entering the action.

Díaz/Galán vs Cepero/Nerone

The match which got the session underway was the number three seeds Matías Díaz and Alejandro Galán against newly formed Sebastián Nerone and Álvaro Cepero. The first break came in the fifth game and it went to Mariano Amat's pupils who went on to win the first set 6-4.

In the second set Nerone and Cepero started off dominating and going up 3-1. But Mati and Ale neutralised this advantage and pushed on to win the set 7-5 for a place in the quarter finals.

Sánchez/Gutiérrez vs Gadea/Santana

The number two seeds,  Sanyo Gutiérrez and Maxi Sánchez, made their debut in Mijas against Aday Santana and Ignacio González Gadea, who were in the quarter finals for the first time this season. Santana and Gadea were surprisingly stern and almost forced a tiebreak in the first set but Sanyo and Maxi managed to shift through the gears to win 7-5.

The second set started with Santana and Gadea again pouncing on the few unforced errors made by their opponents to break. Sanyo and Maxi turned the situation around and were again pushed to the limit as they won 6-4. The number 2 seeds will be in the quarter finals.

Bela/Lima vs Moreno/Rubio

The penultimate match on centre court was between the number one seeds, Fernando Belasteguín and Pablo Lima, and Gonzalo Rubio and Malaga boy Ernesto Moreno. Bela and Lima were on the back of winning in Bastad and wanted to start the second half of the season in the best possible fashion. After an exchange of breaks, the set headed into a tiebreak where Moreno and Rubio stunned the world's best duo by claiming it (7-6).

If an upset was on the cards, Bela and Lima ensured that those hopes would be dashed immediately. They won the following two sets 6-1. Bela and Lima won't miss out with their date with the quarter finals.

Solbes/Ruiz vs Lamperti/Mieres

The last place in the quarter finals would go to the winner of Juan Mieres - Miguel Lamperti vs. Miguel Ángel "Miki" Solbes - Jorge Ruiz Gutiérrez, the big surprise of the round. Lamperti and Mieres were the favourites on paper and demonstrated it on court as they broke two times in a row to win the first set 6-3.

Miki Solbes and Jorge Ruiz didn't want to go down without a fight and again forced their opponents to give everything they had to win the second set 6-3. Lamperti and Mieres will also be in the quarters.

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