Amritraj in semis, Bopanna-Qureshi in final
Prakash Amritraj shocked fifth seed Brunc Echagaray of Mexico to advance to the semifinals of the USD 75,000 Comerica Challenger series tournament in Aptos, California.
The wildcard entrant beat Echagaray 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 to set up a clash with American Donald Young, who also caused a major upset by beating fourth seed Alex Kuznetsov 7-5, 6-4 in the other quarterfinal on Friday.
Elsewhere, third seeds Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan sailed into the USD 25,000 Manchester Trophy Challenger series tournament final with a 6-4, 7-5 win over the Australia's Andrew Coelho and Adam Feeney.
The Indo-Pakistani pair will take on the Dutch-Swedish duo of Jesse Huta Galung and Michael Ryderstedt in the summit clash. Galung and Ryderstedt also beat an Australian team, of Luke Bourgeois and Alun Jones 6-3, 7-5.
Bopanna and Qureshi are pitted against each other in the singles quarterfinals. While Bopanna is seeded seventh, Qureshi is the tournament second seed.