Marta Ortega and Ariana Sánchez reach the semis in epic fashion

They win the third set tiebreak to reach the semis

Marta Ortega and Ariana Sánchez reach the semis in epic fashion

The tournament said goodbye to the Club D10 with the quarter final clash between Marta Ortega - Ariana Sánchez and Lucía Martínez - Carla MesaThe latter being the only pairing ranked outside the top 8 in the quarter finals of the Lugo Open 2018. Despite not being the favourites on paper, they grabbed the first break of the match in the sixth game (4-2). Martinez's control from the forehand court and Mesa's definition from the other side was the driving force behind them getting the chance to serve for the set at 5-3. But Ortega and Sanchez rallied backand won the set 7-5 in 50 minutes. The good sensations with which they ended the first set spilled over into the second. Ortegan and Sanchez upped the tempo but Mesa and Martinez found a way to win four out of five games to win the set 6-4 and force a decider. In the third set seven games went by before the first break. It went to Sanchez and Ortega but they were countered as the score was 4-4. At 5-4 on return, Mesa and Martinez had 2 match points but they didn't claim it. The set went into a tiebreak and again they had chances to win at 6-3 but Marta and Ari pulled off an epic turnaround to win the breaker and reach the semifinals in two hours and fifty minutes.

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