Triple surprise at Premier Padel GNP Mexico P1 with the elimination of three seeded women in the heat of Acapulco!

Who could have predicted that pairs 1, 4 and 5 of the women's draw would all be out the door from the eighths final in Mexico?

Yet rather comfortable when they entered the competition, with victories in two sets each time, the duos Josemaria / Sanchez, Ortega / Virseda and Icardo / Salazar experienced rather unexpected defeats yesterday.

The most surprising is of course that of the numbers 1, who lost to Ana Catarina Noguiera and Bea Caldera, two players respectively numbers 30 and 33! On a bad day, Paula and Ari lost 7/6 7/6 and conceded their first defeat of 2024. Those who will be absent from Puerto Cabello P2 will have a little time to rest and prepare for Belgium.

Facing youngsters Alejandra Alonso and Andrea Ustero, Veronica Virseda and Marta Ortega knew they didn't have an easy match on paper. And despite a very good start, they suffered a strong comeback from the young Spaniards who qualified for their first quarter-final of the season thanks to a victory 2/6 6/2 6/2.

Tamara Icardo and Alejandra Salazar also started perfectly against Osoro / Goenaga, but the new pair showed more resources in the Mexican heat. Final score 2/6 6/2 6/2 for Aranzazu and Carmen who make their first big move together! Today, they will try to confirm against… Ustero and Alonso!

Acapulco Premier Padel Acapulco Acapulco Mexico 21 de Marzo de 2024 Foto Mariano Castro Vaccarono

In the other meetings, the favorite pairs did the job, including a revenge of Araujo and Riera against Canovas and Velasco who had picked them up cold in Leganés (UPT).

All results here.

Posters for the women’s quarters:

  • Ustero/Alonso vs Goenaga/Osoro
  • Brea / Gonzalez (Ts2) vs Llaguno / Sainz (Ts8)
  • Triay / Fernandez (Ts3) vs Castello / Jensen (Ts7)
  • Araujo / Riera (Ts6) vs Caldera / Nogueira

Today's program in Acapulco:

To follow the matches this evening, go to the YouTube channel of Premier Padel.

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