The two Spanish tennis players won Ahn and Tomljanovic and will be in the final table. Ojeda and Menéndez, one step away from entering the male box.
Lara Arruabarrena and Sara Sorribes will compete in the final phase of the Indian Mandates Premier Mandatory. Guipuzcoa and Castellón won their matches in their respective finals of the previous phase and will be present in the main draw of the tournament.
Lara Arruabarrena beat American Kristin Ahn 7-5 6-3 in one hour and 33 minutes. The Guipuzcoan was confident with the second serve and took more than half of the break balls that she had to seal her triumph. Arruabarrena will face the first round of the Californian tournament against the Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko, recent winner of the tournament in Acapulco.
Neither did she struggle to seal her pass Sara Sorribes, who gave no option to the Australian Ajla Tomljanovic, whom she beat 6-4 and 6-2 in one hour and 22 minutes. Despite committing 6 double faults, the Castellon defended her high percentage of first and second service and took advantage of the break balls to take the match. Sorribes will debut in the tournament in the first round against the American Catherine Bellis.
Adrián Menéndez Maceiras and Ricardo Ojeda advance in the men’s preview
In addition to Arruabarrena and Sorribes, two other Spanish tennis players have taken a giant step forward on Tuesday in order to qualify for the final men’s draw at Indian Wells: Adrián Menéndez-Maceiras and Ricardo Ojeda. Menéndez won the American Stefan Kozlov 6-2 and 7-6 (8) in one hour and 46 minutes and will face the Canadian Vasek Pospisil, first favorite of the previous phase, who beat the American Brandon Nakashima 6-0 and 7-6 (3). For his part, Ojeda also advanced to the next round after beating Frenchman Calvin Hemery in three sets by 7-6 (2), 3-6 and 6-4 in two hours and eight minutes. Ojeda will play the access to the main draw against the French veteran Nicolas Mahut, who beat the Portuguese Gonçalo Oliveira by a double 6-3.