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Tropical storm Dalisay into semifinals of Juniors

Tropical storm Dalisay into semifinals of Juniors

Qualifier Diego Garcia Dalisay of the Philippines stormed into the boys singles semifinals at the Tep Khunnah Memorial ITF Juniors after scalping eighth seeded Sida Zeng of China 7-5, 6-0 at the National Training Center yesterday.

Top seeded Yu Feng Chen of Taipei beat Filip Tensing of Sweden 6-2, 6-2. Chen later suffered full body cramp which forced him out of the doubles. He is hoping to play in today’s singles semis.

Second seed Srivatsa Ratakonda of India defeated wildcard and sixth seeded Wonseok Lee 7-5, 7-5, and in the last quarterfinal, Takeshi Koey from Malaysia, and also a wildcard, ousted Junhyeok Kim of Korea, 3-6, 6-2, 6-0.

In the girls section, sixth seeded Charmaine She Yi Seah of Singapore upset fourth seeded Runa Ichinose of Japan 6-1, 6-0.

Meanwhile, second seeded Risa Fukutoku of Japan dispatched Sophie Maho Hamada, also of Japan, 6-4, 6-2.

Fukutoku will now meet the unseeded Jialin Wei of China, who beat Tzu Hsun Hsu of Taipei 6-3, 6-1.

Charmaine She Yi Seah will face top seed Katie LaFrance from the USA, who earlier in the day beat Yufei He of China 6-2 6-2.

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