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Three Indians enter ITF semis

June 07, 2007 20:16 IST

Top seed Karan Rastogi overcame Aditya Madkekar to enter semifinals of the USD 10,000 ITF Futures men's tennis event in Dehradun on Thursday.

Rastogi defeated Madkekar 6-1, 3-6, 6-0 to enter the last four.

Also making the penultimate round were third-seed Sunil Kumar Sipaeya and Prakash Amritraj.

While Sipaeya got past Brazilian Ochiai Guilherme 6-3, 6-4 Amritraj defeated Hsin-Han-Lee of Taipei 6-1, 6-4.

In the last quarter-final, Taiwanese Tsung-Hua-Yang thrashed Matthew Smith of Britain 6-1, 6-0.

In the doubles, the top seeded Indian pair of Stephen Amritraj and Mustafa Ghouse set up a summit clash with fourth-seeded Vijan Kannan and Vinod Sridhar.

While Amritraj-Ghouse beat Mithun Murali and Sriram Balaji 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, Kannan-Sridhar downed the pair of Ashutosh Singh and Sunil Kumar Sipaeya 2-6, 6-4, 7-5.

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