The seeds stamp their authority on the Marseille Challenger

José Carlos Gaspar and Jerónimo González reach the quarter finals

The seeds stamp their authority on the Marseille Challenger

The third international Challenger of the 2017 heads into its final stretch with the quarter finals defined after an action-packed day of padel at Win Win Padelwhich included the final first round matches in the morning and the last 16 in the afternoon. The four seeds, who started their competition in this round, got the job done to ensure their place amongst the best eight pairings at the Marseille Challenger.

German Tamame and Nacho Gadea were the first pairing to make the leap with a 6-4 / 6-1 win against Matias Nicoletti and Cristian Gutierrez. After them, the number two seeds Alex Ruiz and Juan Lebron also advanced by beating Fran Ramirez Navas and Diego Gil 6-1 / 6-3.

Pedro Alonso-Martínez and Aris Patiniotis didn't let the chance to reach the quarter finals slip away and won their clash against Ricky Martinez and Andres Britos 7-6 / 6-3. The favourites to win the title, Alvaro Cepero and Fede Quiles also made sure they remained alive with a 6-2 / 6-0 thumping against Raul Marcos and Ruben Rivera.

The fifth slot in the quarter finals went to Martín Sánchez Piñeiro and José Antonio García Diestro, who booked their place by defeating Jose Rico and Javier Rico 6-4 / 6-0. Another pairing that will be in the quarter finals is Maxi Grabiel and Ramiro Moyano, who knocked out Salvador Oria and Javi Redondo (6-4 / 6-1).

Night time fell in Marseille when the recent winners of the Helsingborg Challenger, Maty Marina and Javier Concepcion landed into the quarter finals after a win against Gonzalo Rubio and Javi Garrido. The last night time match would provide one of the upsets of the round. Jeronimo Gonzalez and Jose Carlos Gaspar won their fourth consecutive match to reach the quarter finals after progressing from qualifying. They came back from a set down to defeat Borja Yribarren and Guga Vazquez 3-6 / 7-6 / 6-4.

The quarter finals take place this Friday from 15:30, as all eight pairings will look to be victorious on international soil.



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