Tennis: King-Turner progresses in Canada

New Zealand Davis Cup player Dan King-Turner made the semifinals of the US$15,000 Saskatoon Futures in Canada today, but he was the only Kiwi to taste success.

King-Turner defeated American fourth seed Greg Ouellette 2-6 6-1 6-4 to reach the semifinals where he will take on Nikita Kryvonos (United States) for a place in the final.

Meanwhile, fellow Kiwi Davis Cup team members Rubin Statham and Michael Venus were beaten in the quarter-finals of their respective futures events.

Statham, the current Kiwi No 1, lost to Frenchman Nicolas Renavand 7-6(5) 6-4 in the quarter-finals at Bourg-En-Bresse in France.

At Rochester in New York, third-seeded Venus, in his second tournament back after a long injury layoff, lost in three sets in the quarter-finals to American fifth seed Sekou Bangoura 4-6 6-3 7-5.

In doubles, Venus and Philippines partner Ruben Gonzales were beaten in straight sets in their semifinal match.


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