Gonçalo Falcão lost in the last round of the qualifying round, but was picked up after a draw
The main group of singles from the Vale do Lobo Open II Magnesium-K Active, which starts tomorrow, Wednesday, in the municipality of Loulé, will have five Portuguese tennis players.
This is the second $ 25,000 tournament that Premier Sports organizes within three weeks at Vale do Lobo Tennis Academy, with the support of the Portuguese Tennis Federation.
Gonçalo Falcão, 1340th in the world "ranking", defending the status of 11th seed in the qualifying round, lost to the Frenchman Axel Garcian (1303rd), but ended up being repecked for the main frame, after winning the draw.
Thus, the CIF player will be one of five Portuguese players in action in the first round of the main singles round on Wednesday, with the qualifier Peter Goldsteiner (1043º) as his opponent.
Gastão Elias (third seed), Tiago Cação, Pedro Araújo and Francisco Cabral are the other Portuguese players at stake.
First round of the peer board in action
Also this Tuesday, the matches related to the first round of the doubles table were played, with two Portuguese victories: the same Gonçalo Falcão, who won the most important title of his career in Faro a few days ago, was successful once again. Turkish side Tuna Altuna, defeating the French Theo Arribage and Louis Dussin, by 7-5 and 7-5.
Francisco Cabral and Pedro Araújo prevailed over compatriots Frederico Gil and Fábio Coelho, by the 6-1 and 7-6 partials.
In the remaining duels with "home" tennis players involved, three defeats to doubles invited by the organization: Pedro Libório / Tiago Torres lost by balanced 3-6, 6-4 and 13-11 to Ugo Blanchet / Maxime Hamou; José Ricardo Nunes / Illia Stoliar 6-0 and 6-3 for Jordi Mas de Ugarte / Jose Miranda Cisneros; and Francisco Faria / Afonso Portugal for the 4-6, 6-2 and 10-5 partials against Alexis Musialek / Hugo Pontico.
The Vale do Lobo Open II Magnesium-K Active closes a series of three consecutive weeks of tennis at the highest level in the south of the country.