2018-02-26 22:08:00 CET
In their second and last tournament together, the Americans prevailed in the #FTLMajor country-quota
The 2018 Fort Lauderdale Major is the second and last tournament for the team of Trevor Crabb and Skylar Del Sol, but the lack of long-term goals didn’t stop them from prevailing in the American country-quota this Monday, when they won a pair of matches to book their places on Tuesday’s qualification tournament in Florida.
Crabb, who recently picked up Del Sol after he ended his partnership with veteran Sean Rosenthal, will play with John Mayer after the first event of the Beach Major Series. Crabb and Del Sol are trying to make the most of their time together, though, and started in the right foot in Fort Lauderdale by defeating the fellow American teams of Avery Drost/Adam Roberts (21-16, 21-18) and Miles Evans/Billy Kolinske (21-19, 21-18) to book a first qualification match encounter against Austrians Martin Emacora and Moritz Pristauz.
“It was big,” Trevor told us. “Our partnership is just for these two events and our goal was to come here and qualify for the main draw. We knew we could. It’s nice to get that down, but we still have a lot do to. We really didn’t have time to get our chemistry together so we knew we had to go out there and give our all. If we can outwork our rivals, we can win”.
Crabb and Del Sol will be one of 32 teams competing for the final eight spots in the main draw on Tuesday. The qualification tournament has recently been a nightmare for Crabb, who failed to advance to the main draw in both the World Tour four-star tournament in The Hague in January, stil playing with Rosenthal, and the three-start event in Kish Island last week, already with Del Sol.
“This will obviously be a tougher qualifier being a five-star,” Crabb added. “In the last two tournaments, I think I got a tough draw and we didn’t play as well as we could have. We played two good teams, but now we are looking forward for a fresh start and we have a whole new tournament right in front of us.”
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