No upsets as the Vallbanc Andorra La Vella Open heads into the last sixteen

The favourites safely find their way through

No upsets as the Vallbanc Andorra La Vella Open heads into the last sixteen

Eight last sixteen matches took place on Thursday at the Vallbanc Andorra La Vella Open 2018A day in which the seeds got their campaigns underway.

Botello/Ruiz vs Moyano/Capra

Action at the Poliesportiu d´ Andorra got underway with Uri Botello - Javier Ruiz vs Ramiro Moyano - Luciano Capra. Botello and Ruiz are on a high right now and started the match brimming with confidence, they broke but were countered and ended up winning the first set in a tiebreak (7-6). In the second set, Capra and Moyano went 3-2 up on the back of a break but Javi Ruiz emerged with his powerful play to turn the set around. They would claim the remaining four games to win 6-3.


Cepero/Nerone vs Belluati/Lebrón

The finalists of the Mijas Open, Juan Cruz Belluati and Juan Lebróncouldn't find the right formula to dominate Cepero and Nerone, and the latter took their only break point opportunity to win the first set 6-4. Lebron and Belluati needed to react quickly if they didn't want be dumped out unexpectedly early. They won the second set 6-3 to settle the nerves. In the final set a couple of breaks opened up an insurmountable lead and they won 6-2 to reach their sixth quarter finals of the year.

Gutiérrez/Stupaczuk vs Rico/Nieto

The penultimate match of the morning on centre court saw the number 5 seeds Cristian Gutiérrez and Franco Stupaczuk take an early break against Javier Rico and Jorge Nieto. They kept their opponents at bay as they won the first set 6-3. The second set was a similar story of domination from the Argentines who romped away to a 6-2 victory.

Lamperti/Mieres vs Bergamini/Campagnolo

The session ended with a mouth-watering South American clash. The duo from Bahia Blanca tried to take the initiative early on but Campagnolo and Bergamini always found a way to stay with them. In the end there would be just one break in it, and it was Juan Mieres and Miguel Lamperti who won 6-4. The Brazilians tried to find a way to cancel out the infamous Lamperti smash in the second set but it was to no avail, as they were put to the sword (6-2).

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