Adam Berdichevsky and partner Asi Stokol rounded off a 2-1 win for Israel over Greece in Vilamoura ©ITF

Top seeded Spain and third seed Israel are through to tomorrow’s men’s wheelchair tennis final at the BNP Paribas World Team Cup European Qualification in Vilamoura in Portugal.

In the women’s Cup, top seeds Britain and second-seeded Russia will meet in the crucial last round-robin tie in the women’s event at the Vilamoura Tennis Academy. 

The winners of the men’s and the women’s events will qualify for the 2018 BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Apeldoorn in The Netherlands, due to take place from May 20-June 3.

Martin de la Puente and Daniel Caverzaschi booked Spain’s place in the men’s final after winning both of their semi-final singles rubbers against Croaitia.

World number 19 de la Puente wasted little time in giving Spain, winner of the European Qualification men’s event in 2014, the lead, as he sped past Dražen Mikšić 6-0, 6-0.

World number 14 Daniel Caverzaschi also dominated his contest against Anto Joskić to win 6-1 6-0, while the Spanish duo also claimed the doubles rubber by the same score to complete a 3-0 victory.

The other men’s semi-final began with Israel’s world number 98 Guy Sasson producing another fine performance to beat world number 45 Giorgos Lazaridis 6-1, 6-1.

Stefanos Diamantis, world ranked 32, defeated Adam Berdichevsky 6-2, 6-7. 6-3 to keep Greece in with a chance to reaching the final again.

Berdichevsky and Asi Stokol, however, wrapped up a 2-1 victory by beating Diamantis and Lazaridis 6-2, 7-5, reversing the outcome of the 2013 and 2016 European Qualification finals won by Greece.

In the women’s event, Lauren Jones secured her first singles win of the week as Great Britain beat Belgium 3-0 in their third round-robin tie.

World number 34 Jones beat Sofie Cox 6-2, 6-1 before world number 15 Louise Hunt claimed her third singles rubber of the week, defeating Els Verhoeven 7-5, 6-1.

Two-time Paralympic doubles bronze medallist Lucy Shuker later partnered Jones to secure a third 3-0 win for Great Britain when they beat Cox and Verhoeven 6-1, 6-0.

Russia secured victory in the women’s event at the European Qualification in both 2014 and 2016 and Polina Shakirova gave Russia the ideal start against Austria, earning a 6-0, 6-1 win over Christina Pseendorfer.

World number 21 Viktoriia Lvova then beat Margrit Fink 6-1, 7-5.

Ludmila Bubnova and Lvova took the doubles 6-1, 6-2 as Russia also made it three 3-0 victories in Portugal this week.

The men’s play-offs for fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth places began with 2-1 wins for both Czech Republic and Switzerland.

After conflicting fortunes in their singles rubbers Raphael Gremion and Daniel Dalla Pellegrina combined to win Switzerland’s deciding doubles rubber against Hungary 6-3, 6-1.

Czech Republic’s Michal Stefanu and Petr Utikal engineered an impressive comeback to win the deciding doubles against Slovakia’s Marek Gergely and Tomas Masaryk 2-6, 6-4.

Germany and Turkey each won their two singles rubbers against Estonia and Romania, respectively, and will meet in the playoff for ninth place.