Oriol Salvia And Xisela Aranda Crowned Champions Of Spain
Oriol Salvia And Xisela Aranda
Crowned Champions Of Spain
Spanish National Championships took place
last weekend in Valencia with both number one seeds emerging victorious.
phases and first round matches took place at Tutempo Sports and fitness centre
in Paterno before moving to the centre of Valencia and the Polideportivo
Municipal El Carmen for the final rounds.
Both the mens
and womens finals went according to seeding. With Borja Golan not playing in the
torneo the mens final was between Oriol Salvio of Cataluyna, the winner of the
PSA Rocafort Open in 2008 and current number 146 in the world Alex Garbi, from
On the way to
the final Salvio had beaten fellow Catalan player Ivan Flores 3-1 in the quarter
final and David Vidal of the Baelerics 3-0.
Garbi had the
easier draw and had dispersed of emerging youngster Hugo Varela of Galicia in
the semi-final by a score of 3-0. The final itself went the way of the Catalan,
as Salvio completed a 3-0 victory to become the Spanish National champion for
the second time.
In the womenīs
event Xisela Aranda of Galicia was never really troubled until the final when
she played the number 2 seed Margaux Moros from Valencia.
Moros came into
the final on the back of an hard semi final match with Alicia Alvarez of Madrid.
The Madrllena was given a wild card to the Womens world in her home city in 2007
where she had been beaten in straight sets by Venessa Atkinson.
between Moros and Alvarez was one of the closest of the torneo with the home
favourite, Moros eventually edging the tight match 3-2.
In the final
Aranda was tested for the first time, coming back from 8-7 down to win the first
set 12-10. The second and third games were also competitive but both went the
Galicians way to give her a straight sets victory and her first ever national
some comfort in beating Margaux Morosīsister Chantal in the 3rd - 4th
play off, whilst David Vidal beat Hugo Varela to take 3rd place in
the mens competition
In the Womans
consolation plates youngsters Marina De Juan of Valencia and Anna Bernabeu of
Cataluyna played out an entertaining match that Marina won 3-0 and in the Mens
consolation plate Francis Molina of Andalucia overcame Quique Colomina of