Rubio and Benítez go all the way in men's Valencia Open 2022 qualifying

The Estrella Damm Valencia Open 2022 main draw is complete on the men's side of things as qualifying reached its conclusion on Monday.

Rubio and Benítez go all the way in men's Valencia Open 2022 qualifying

The Estrella Damm Valencia Open 2022 main draw is complete on the men's side of things as qualifying reached its conclusion on Monday.

Four pairs have been added to the top 24 seeds on the Spanish east coast for what is the ninth Open of the World Padel Tour season.

Find out who got through in the summaries below!

Solbes/Fuster VS Muñoz/Vilariño

The first of the four matches saw Miguel Ángel Solbes and Christian Fuster take on Jaime Muñoz and Ignacio Vilariño for a place in the main draw.

A three-set affair, Solbes and Fuster drew first blood as they won the opening set by 6-4 to get ahead. However, the reaction from Muñoz and Vilariño was fierce, sweeping the second set 0-6 to force a third and to gather momentum.

In the final frame, Solbes and Fuster dusted themselves off and regained control, winning it by a single break; 6-4. Eight-seed Luciano Capra and Maxi Sánchez await them in the round of 32.

Tison/Zapata VS Alba/Sans

Second in action was the French-Spanish tandem of Ben Tison and Teo Zapata, facing Spaniards Sergio Alba and Tonet Sans for a ticket to the main draw.

Tison and Zapata have been regulars in the main draw, often making it out of qualifying, and they started well on Monday as well.

Taking the opening set 6-4, they were able to repeat the same score in the second frame to win via a double 6-4.

Javi Ruiz and Pablo Lijó wait for them in the round of 32.

Benítez/Rubio VS Bueno/Quílez

The new pairing of Gonzalo Rubio and Miguel Benítez was up next against the very solid Toni Bueno and Marc Quílez.

Fresh after making the round of 16 in Valladolid, Bueno and Quílez could not get back amongst the best in the main draw as they lost the opening set 6-3 to Benítez and Rubio.

The Spaniards kicked on from there, taking the lead again in the second set. Bueno and Quílez broke back this time, however, and things were tied at 5-5. Rubio and Benítez mustered a crucial break to re-take their advantage and closed out the match 7-5.

Esbri/Barahona VS Perino/Ayats

Finally, Juanlu Esbri and Javi Barahona looked to make it to another main draw against Denis Perino and Arnau Ayats.

A long three-setter, the young duo Esbri and Barahona managed to win the opening set by 6-3, but were met with a lot more resistance in the second frame.

After a long battle that could only end in a tie-break, Perino and Ayats managed to take it 6-7 to force a final set.

Both pairs were dead-set on making the main draw, and tied at 5-5, Esbri and Barahona would be the ones to do so. It finished 6-3 6-7 7-5.

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