The Triay/Ortega – Brea/Gonzalez match has become a classic on the professional circuit. Until now, it was Delfi Brea and Bea Gonzalez who had the advantage: 5 games to 0, or 10 sets to 2. However, on their land in Menorca, Gemma Triay and her partner Marta Ortega won this fifth confrontation in 1h45: 6/2 7/5.
The Triay/Ortega law
The number 2 seed was imperial during the first set of this meeting. While we are used to seeing this pair in difficulty against Delfi Brea and Bea Gonzalez, they dominated. In the four previous confrontations between these two teams, Brea/Gonzalez held an indisputable advantage: 5/0, a series in progress.
However, during this semi-final, Marta Ortega particularly stood out. Excellent in defense as always, the player, nicknamed “la doctora”, also showed great aggressiveness in her viboras, putting Delfi Brea in difficulty on its diagonal.
In the end, the score is 6/2 in just 43 minutes of play. This is the first time that the Triay/Ortega duo has won the first set against Brea/Gonzalez.
A change of strategy that almost worked
The trend reversed somewhat at the start of the second round. Delfi Brea, who seemed to lack inspiration since the start of the game, began to respond to Martita Ortega's attacks. Above all, the Brea/Gonzalez pair impose themselves more on the net, something they lacked during the first set.
In this context, it is Delfi Brea and Bea Gonzalez who make the first break. Even if Gemma Triay and Marta Ortega obtain three break points – after two lets from Gemma – the superpibas firmly hold their serve and advance to 4/1 in the second set.
But like their performance in Amsterdam, Gemma and Marta are not giving up. They manage to make up for their delay and return to 4/3 in this second set. Triay and Ortega regain the initiative and continue with a fourth consecutive game to lead 5/4, with the service to follow.
When Gemma Triay was put into play, Delfi Brea and Bea Gonzalez showed heroism and saved a match point, hoping to revive themselves. However, their efforts proved in vain, as they were broken again in the next game and found themselves trailing 6/5.
This time, the number 2 seed does not miss his chance and wins the match. Marta Ortega and Gemma Triay win for the first time against the superpibas this season. Moved, Gemma burst into tears on the pitch, while Bea shed tears on the bench.
Gemma and Marta return to the final and will be opposed to Paula Josemaria and Ariana Sanchez. Gemma Triay is still looking for a third consecutive title at home in Menorca.
It was his brother who one day told him to accompany him on a track. padel, since then, Gwenaëlle has never left the court. Except when it comes to going to watch the broadcast of Padel Magazine, World Padel Tour… or Premier Padel…or the French Championships. In short, she is a fan of this sport.