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Gonzalo Rubio and Javier Ruiz have made history at the Joma Barcelona Challenger by winning their first World Padel Tour title after defeating Alejandro Ruiz and Matias Marina 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.
The favourites at the Joma Barcelona Challenger didn't slip up. Catalina Tenorio and Victoria Iglesias got the better of Lucia Sainz and Gemma Triay after fighting back from a set down (3-6, 6-4, 7-6).
The final of the Joma Barcelona Challenger will pit together the top tow seeds: Cata Tenorio and Victoria Iglesias against Lucia Sainz and Gemma Triay.
Antonio Luque and Cristian Germán Gutiérrez sprung a surprise to reach the last four at the Joma Barcelona Challenger. Marina-Ruiz vs. Botello-Blanco and Luque-Gutierrez vs. Rubio-Ruiz make up the semifinals.
The top four seeds at the Joma Challenger Barcelona have qualified for the semifinals. The number one seeds, Tenorio-Iglesias will face Marta Ortega and Alba Galán, while the other clash will be Sainz-Triay vs. Brito-Alonso.
24 year-old Veronica Virseda returned to the courts this week at the Joma Barcelona Challenger after undergoing heart surgery, which has kept her on the sidelines during the first four tournaments.
Marta Talavan and Angela Carro defeated the number 1 pairing in the Argentine rankings, Silvana Campus and Virginia Riera, to qualify for the quarter finals of the Joma Barcelona Challenger alongside the favourites.
Two of the top four seeds at the Joma Barcelona Challenger fell in the opening round as Leal-Martínez, Luque-Gutiérrez, Rubio-Ruiz and Patiniotis-Bueno pulled off surprised to reach the quarter finals.
One of the most awaited moments at the Joma Barcelona Challenger was the return of Verónica Virseda, and she did so by winning alongside Valeria Pavón. Teresa Navarro and Lucia Martinez continue in form and tomorrow they'll take part in the match of the day against Cata Tenorio and Victoria Iglesias.
Fernando Poggi and Alvaro Cepero made their debut as a pairing at the Joma Barcelona Challenger and qualified for the last 16 with a hard-fought win over the experienced Enric Sanmarti and Adrian Biglieri. Gonzalo Rubio and Javier Ruiz took the Andalusian clash of the day against young Malagueño duo Jose Carlos Gaspar and Jeronimo Gonzalez.
With the qualification of four pairings from qualifying the field of 28 is complete for the main draw of the Joma Barcelona Challenger. The Last 32 will get underway at 9:30 tomorrow at the Slam Club Collbató.
The Joma Barcelona Challenger got underway today at the Slam Club in Collbató with the pre-qualy draw. Tomorrow we'll find out who are the four pairings to qualify into the men's main draw and in the women's on Wednesday.