Spectacular start to the last 16 in San Pablo

6 women's pairings and two men's reach the quarter finals in the morning session of the Sevilla Open

Spectacular start to the last 16 in San Pablo

An intense morning of action brought 32 pairings together from both the men's and the women's draws in search of the quarter finals of the Sevilla Open. Two courts, 16 matches and a lot of passion for padel in Seville.

Sáinz-Triay 6-1/6-2 Pérez-Márquez

Gemma Triay and Lucía Sainz took on Cynthia Pérez Doménech and Noelia Márquez. Gemma and Lucia set the tempo from the start of the match, dominating the opening five games of the set. Their opponents only managed one game in the first set, which ended 6-1 after 20 minutes. The speed imposed by Pablo Ayma's girls was too much for Perez and Marquez. Still, they put up more of a fight in the second set, which they lost 6-2. The number 4 pairing reached the next round in just over an hour and eight minutes.

Amatriaín-Llaguno 6-3/6-4 Osoro-Eyheraguibel

The second match of the morning session was Elisabet Amatriaín - Patricia Llaguno vs. Aranzazu Osoro - Paula Eyheraguibel. The Argentines surprised the world number three pairing early on, breaking their first service game. But Patty and Eli broke back in the fourth game to make it 2-2. Another break in the fifth game, cleared the path for Neki Berwig's girls, who won the first set 6-3 in just over 36 minutes. Once again, Eyheraguibel and Osoro surprised their opponents with a break at the start of the set. Llaguno and Amatriain responded in the third game, but an inspired Aranzazu Osoro struck back quickly. The matched entered into a spiral of breaks and counterbreaks, which ended with Patty and Eli taking control thanks to Llaguno bringing out her best version. At 6-4, Llaguno and Amatriain sealed their place in the next round.

Galán-Villalba 6-0/6-0 Medina-Siveiro

On the Club Court, Alba Galán and Mari Carmen Villalba took on Andrea Medina yandClara Teresa Siveiro. Galan and Villalba came out strong and gave their opponents no chance in the first set, winning 6-0 in under 16 minutes. A whirlwind from Ramiro Choya's girls, who controlled the match at their will. Things continued in similar fashion in the second set, as Galan and Villalba brought out their best weapons. They ended any hopes of a reaction from Medina and Siveiro with another 6-0, reaching the quarter finals in under 47 minutes.

Díaz-Capra 7-5/6-1 Gomes-Moreno

The second match on the Club Court was the men's last sixteen encounter between Godo Díaz - Luciano Capra and Ernesto Moreno - Chico Gomes. The match got off to an intense start. After ten games, no one had managed a break, until Diaz and Capra broke in the eleventh game to win the first set. The man from Buenos Aires was finding impossible angles, while his partner from Quilmes displayed his power. A devastating formula for their opponents, who were dominated clearly in the second set, which ended 6-1. Diaz and Capra reach the quarter finals in an hour and 28 minutes.

Moyano-Grabiel 3-6 / 6-3 / 6-3 Belluati-Galán

The excitement was sky high on centre court with Ramiro Moyano and Maxi Grabiel facing Juan Cruz Belluati and Alejandro Galán. After six games played at a lightning pace, Galan and Belluati broke. A break that marked the first set, which ended 6-3 after just 35 minutes. In the second set, Moyano starting feeling more comfortable and Grabiel controlled the match with his touch. A break in the seventh game unbalanced proceedings, as the Argentines responded at 6-3. An agonizing third set would decide which pairing advanced. The four players were at the best and committing very few unforced errors, making for a fascinating third set. A break for Grabiel and Moyano in the seventh game left Rodrigo Ovide's men within touching distance of the quarter finals, at 5-3. Grabiel and Moyano struck another blow on return to reach the quarter finals at 6-3.

Sánchez-Ortega 3-6/6-2/6-3 Mesa-Talaván

On the club court, the newly formed pairing of Marta Talaván and Carla Mesa played the recent winners of the Santander Open, Marta Ortega and Ariana SánchezThe first set was marked by Marta and Ariana's unforced errors, while Marta Talavan and Carla Mesa were extremely precise and controlling the tempo of the match. A break in the fifth game gave them the necessary advantage to win the first set 6-3 in 40 minutes. Maria and Ariana didn't wait to react, and they broke early in the second set. Ortega and Sanchez grew in stature, while Mesa and Talavan were being punished for their unforced errors. The score ended 6-2, forcing a third set. A scene where Marta Ortega shone, based on her aggression, intensity and speed. An early break for the Madrileño-Catalan duo gave them an advantage in the set. When they served at 5-2 to win the match, Mesa and Talavan reacted to force Marta and Ariana into one final effort to win 6-3 in just over an hour and forty minutes.

Reiter-Navarro 6-1/6-3 Brea-Pujals

The last match of the morning on court 2 was between Cecilia Reiter - Carolina Navarro and another Spanish/Argentine duo, Sara Pujals and Delfina Brea. Reiter and Navarro opened up a lead early on with a break. A break based on Reiter's hard work and Carolina Navarro's exquisite touch. Brea and Pujals only managed one game in a set that ended 6-1 to the pairing coached by Horacio Álvarez Clementi. Delfi Brea and Sara Pujals upped their game in the second set, but it was too little too late as Reiter and Navarro won 6-3 to reach the next round.

Tenorio-Marrero 6-2/6-3 Nogueira-Pavón

The morning session ended on centre court with Cata Tenorio - Marta Marrero vs. Ana Catarina Nogueira - Valeria Pavón. The world number two pairing made their debut in the tournament, and proved their great form by winning the first set 6-2 against a pairing that was on the back of a marathon three hour match in the previous round. Tenorio and Marrero didn't take their foot off the pedal and they reached the next round by winning 6-3 in just under an hour and four minutes.

 

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