Marta Ortega and Bea González were eliminated at the hands of Jessica Catselló and Claudia Jensen
Álex Ruiz and Momo González also said goodbye to Abu Dhabi ahead of schedule
New day of the best padel in Abu Dhabi with the first World Padel Tour tournament, and new day of surprises. Couples that present a candidacy for all this year were left out of the quarterfinals in two games where the rivals have managed to find a way to overcome them and ‘sneak in’ as unexpected guests in the next round.
It was the case of Marta Ortega and Bea González, in the women’s team. The number 3 couple on the planet, who arrives in 2023 to consolidate themselves in the noble part of paddle tennis and give war to disturb in the first two places, fell in a three-set match against Jessica Castelló and Claudia Jensen. The couple that started their new project in this Master, surprised the favorites by signing one of the great matches of the day. Martita and Bea were surpassed 4-6, 6-4 and 6-3.
Alejandra Salazar and Gemma TriayAs in their debut, they passed the round without problems despite finding a little more opposition than in the previous day. The number ones beat Marta Talaván and Lorena Rufo by a double 6-4.
Number two didn’t fail either. Ariana Sanchez and Paula Josemaria, who the previous day had a ‘joke’ match against a wild card couple, will not miss their appointment with the quarterfinals after beating Noa Cánovas and Araceli Martínez on this occasion by a resounding 6-0 and 6-1. For his part, L.ucía Sainz and Aranza Osoro will also be in the quarterfinals although they had to fight hard with a comeback included to qualify against Carmen Villalba and Carolina Navarro (4-6, 6-2 and 6-2)
Unexpected defeat of Momo and Álex
In the male box, Pincho Fernández and José A. García Diestro They eliminated another of the best couples in the world, Álex Ruiz and Momo González. After winning the first set 6-3 and losing the second 6-0, Pincho and Diestro resolved their classification with 6-4 in the final.
The number Ale Galán and Juan Lebrón one went through an ordeal again to take the victory, once again giving up the first set against Mike Yanguas and Álex Arroyo. In the end they solved the problem they got into again, winning 3-6, 6-3 and 6-2.
On the other hand, couple 2 of the tournament, Agustin Tapia and Arturo Coello, signed a very serious match against Marc Quílez and Toni Bueno to get their ticket to their first quarterfinals as a couple (6-3 and 6-2). And the third in the ranking, Fernando Belasteguín and Sanyo Gutiérrezagain demonstrated an impressive version to overcome Juan Martín Díaz and Agustín G. Silingo (6-4 and 6-4).